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The REDD+ strategies of countries in the Lower Mekong Region all point to illegal and unsustainable practices from agriculture and forestry sectors as key drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Implementation of domestic measures alone is insufficient, considering the massive impacts of regional and cross-border trade and investments that determine land use. Under the UN-REDD Programme of Viet Nam, a workshop was convened to bring together the sectors of Forestry, Police and Customs, from the Lower Mekong countries and China.

 

For more info about the workshop, go to https://www.unredd.net/documents/un-redd-partner-countries-181/asia-the-pacific-333/regional-collaboration-to-control-illegal-timber-and-forest-products-movement-an/17044-workshop-brief.html

 

Other related materials are at https://www.unredd.net/documents/un-redd-partner-countries-181/asia-the-pacific-333/regional-collaboration-to-control-illegal-timber-and-forest-products-movement-an.html 

 

For more information, please contact Akiko Inoguchi at  

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