REGIONAL POLICY ADVOCACY
Show, don’t tell. The best way to persuade policy makers is through real-life stories which are inspirational and exciting. The 20-minute documentary was presented in the Second ASEAN Social Forestry Network Civil Society Forum on community forestry and climate change in 2013.
The Philippines ranks as one of the most climate change-vulnerable nations on earth. The documentary tells the story of two forests (coastal and highland) successfully managed by people’s organizations and how they are coping with a new challenge which is climate change.
Community-based Forestry Management (CBFM) involves the participation of local communities to achieve sustainable forestry, and in the process, to promote social justice, to improve people’s welfare, and to attain a stable and healthy environment. Therefore, CBFM itself as a strategy is inherently an adaptive measure in climate change.
Produced with funding from NTFP-EP and the ASEAN Social Forestry Network- Swiss Partnership on Social Forestry and Climate Change (ASFCC)