PROFOR co-hosted the launch of the State of Watershed Payments 2012 published by Forest trends/ Ecosystem Marketplace, a comprehensive inventory of initiatives around the world that are paying individuals and communities to revive or preserve water-friendly features of the landscape. Recording of the launch and presentations available online.
Watershed management will be key to feeding a growing population. Rainfed regions have lagged far behind and have experienced severe resource degradation due to inappropriate land use, poor husbandry and low investments. Longer-term climate change adds another worrying dimension.This activity aims to improve watershed management in India.
This activity seeks to support the development of a coherent and comprehensive national strategy for sustainable management of traditional oasis ecosystems in Tunisia currently under threat.
The proposed study aims to present best-fit reforestation practices so that local authorities and beneficiaries have the knowledge to choose successful reforestation practices that support their livelihoods and long term resilience in a changing climate.
This activity, focused on Central America, aims to identify key policy measures and institutional arrangements needed to drive collective action at the landscape level that would restore degraded landscapes, improve resilience to climate change, and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Developing countries are expected to suffer the most from changes in climatic patterns.
Forest and tree management could provide a low-cost approach to enhancing resilience of local landscapes to climate change but needs to balance production, livelihood, adaptation and mitigation goals.
The United Nations Forum on Forests partnered with a multimedia firm to produce a compelling story line about forests that goes beyond simple conservation. Combing through 10,000 photographs and dozens of hours of footage (much of it drawn from last year's International Forest Film Festival), they set out to communicate the difficult balance between livelihoods, economic growth and environmental goals that sustainable development seeks to achieve.