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Good Business: Making Private Investment Benefit Tropical Forests

Issue 54 of ETFRN News: Good Business: Making Private Investment Benefit Tropical Forests, published by Tropenbos International in January 2013, presents a compelling case for revisiting business as usual. As policy-makers and private actors redefine their strategy to seize opportunities and manage the risks associated with emerging forest-related markets, these articles demonstrate that well targeted investments can yield economic, social and environmental benefits.

The collection groups articles in five categories:

  • large-scale investments
  • small-scale forestry,
  • catalyzing investments,
  • coalitions and partnerships,
  • tools and approaches

It includes articles on benefit sharing and investing in locally controlled forestry.

ETFRN stands for the European Tropical Forest Research Network, a network on forests and development, which aims to ensure that European research contributes to conservation and sustainable use of forest and tree resources in tropical and subtropical countries.

ETFRN News was published by Tropenbos International, with the financial assistance of PROFOR, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management of Austria and the Government of the Netherlands.

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