FPN Blog

The FPN Blog discusses ideas, articles and developments related to strategic planning in the forestry sector. It is targeted to FPN members as well as policymakers and other forestry practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region. 

How to Improve Strategic Planning in Asia-Pacific

How to Improve Strategic Planning in Asia-Pacific

In 2017, a baseline review was conducted to discuss the challenges that planners continue to face in strategic planning. During previous consultations it was agreed that FPN members could improve their forestry planning through studying gaps and needs in selected member economies, of which the most important ones are covered in this article.

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The Colors of Forestry Financing

The Colors of Forestry Financing

It is crucial for policymakers to consider how their forestry strategies are financed, because it increases the chance that the desired activities are actually implemented. The new NYDF report on Finance for Forests shows that we might be painting with the wrong colors.

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Highlights of COP 23 for Foresters

Highlights of COP 23 for Foresters

The 23rd UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) closed on 17 November. Now that two years have passed since the historic milestone of the Paris Agreement at COP 21, what did negotiators work on this year and which parts of it affect the forest sector? Here are some highlights.

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Four ways globalization can affect forests

Four ways globalization can affect forests

Economic growth is commonly associated with globalization, and it is also commonly associated with deforestation and forest degradation. But beyond this general narrative, what else do we know about the relationships between economic growth, globalization and forests? And how can this knowledge inform forestry strategic planning and policymaking?

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What Makes Strategic Planning, Strategic?

What Makes Strategic Planning, Strategic?

Strategic planning has evolved over four types: formal planning, implementation-focused, readiness-focused and the learning organization. Becoming aware of the different styles can help identify gaps in current methods and determine how to improve. Which type does your organization fall under?

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