Coastal Forest Management in the Face of Global Change Based on Case Studies in Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines

Liang, Luohui, Takeuchi, Kazuhiko, Yiu, Evonne, Nagata, Akira, Carandang, Antonio, Sein, Chaw Chaw, Myint, Zaw Win, Nakama, Yuei and Chen, Bixia (2017). Coastal Forest Management in the Face of Global Change Based on Case Studies in Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines. APN E-Library.

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    Author Liang, Luohui
    Takeuchi, Kazuhiko
    Yiu, Evonne
    Nagata, Akira
    Carandang, Antonio
    Sein, Chaw Chaw
    Myint, Zaw Win
    Nakama, Yuei
    Chen, Bixia
    Title Coastal Forest Management in the Face of Global Change Based on Case Studies in Japan, Myanmar and the Philippines
    Publication Date 2017
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher APN E-Library
    Pages 132
    Language eng
    Abstract Coastal forests, such as mangroves, beach forests and plantations, should be included as part of the integrated approach to mitigate tsunami-induced disasters and climate change impacts in the coasts. Nevertheless, there is little understanding how the natural sub-system and the human sub-system interact and can be better integrated to adapt to climate change impact, in particular, from a cross-country comparative perspective. The project examined policy impact on coastal forest management and community-based forest management, including local knowledge to recommend best practices of coastal forest management, integration with human settlement planning and facilities to strengthen community resilience to climate change impacts. It also assessed potential benefits of coastal forests in adaptation to and mitigation of climate change in addition to local livelihoods in food, medicines, construction and spiritual needs. The comparative perspective addressed how different countries and local communities facing a common challenge manage coastal forests and harness the regulating service of forests in adapting to climate change impacts under similar biophysical conditions, but different socio-economic contexts. The project conducted policy reviews and case studies research in vulnerable coastal communities of three countries, namely the Philippines (Bohol and Palawan Province), Myanmar (Ayeyawady Delta) and Japan (Okinawa), assessed the effectiveness of bottom-up approaches, extracted lessons and identified needs of relevant policies for coastal forest management. The results of three country studies are compared and synthesized as a solid basis for policy recommendations and developing a wider network of coastal forest management beyond participating countries.
    Copyright Holder Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
    Copyright Year 2015
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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