China’s forests and forest consumption are of global significance because of the country's large area and population. China is the biggest borrower of World Bank funds generally, and in the forest sector it overshadows all other Bank clients. China has also been one of the best performers in terms of the effectiveness and impact of the Bank’s lending operations.
This document stresses the need to maximize the contribution of protected areas to food security and poverty alleviation through organic agriculture and sustainable forest management.
The overall objective of the proposed action research is to make participatory forest management (PFM) approaches more “pro-poor”. PFM is taken to include community forestry, joint forest management, co-management and community-based forest management.
This document is a press release announcing the new special report from the Public Health and Air Pollution in Asia program (PAPA) of the Health Effects Institute (HEI).
Prepared by PAPA’s International Scientific Oversight Committee, the "Review of the Health Effects of Air Pollution in the Developing Countries of Asia" was undertaken in partnership with the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities and is intended to help inform regional policy makers about the state of the science concerning air pollution and health in major Asian cities.
Crises in environmental management have their greatest impact on the impoverished people of developing countries, where these crises are a barrier to reducing poverty.