Category: Asia

Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program’s regional communications specialist. As well as writing stories for the Centre’s website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization.

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Use a computer to choose the best way to manage your land

Governments can use a computer model to see the effects of different land uses. We tested one model in a watershed in the Philippines, saving time and money, say Leo Kris M. Palao, Moises M. Dorado, Kharmina Paola...

Community mapping for responsible palm oil

According to the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil’s principle on the development of new plantations, customary and user rights need to be demonstrated as part of the free prior and informed consent process. This can be done through...

Regrowing Aceh after the conflict and tsunami

Four years after a land-rehabilitation project ended, farmers continue to improve their livelihoods and restore land to productivity, says Robert Finlayson   The province of Aceh, on Indonesia’s westernmost tip, was the scene of a decades-long conflict between...

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The role of China’s forests in mitigating climate change

Written by Manon Verchot Forest areas in China are rapidly expanding through reforestation and afforestation activities.  There has been much discussion in China about opportunities for climate change mitigation through carbon sequestration and through opportunities for producing feedstock...

Mostly bad news about slowing the planet’s warming

Financial worries, blatant greed and misinformation seem to have derailed attempts to mitigate global warming. But the ‘New York City approach’ and agroforestry offer some hope, says Craig Jamieson   For scientists, our work is often full of...

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