PROFOR participated in several panel discussions at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition which will be held at FAO on May 13-15, 2013.
PROFOR and the BioCarbon Fund are co-financing a study designed to identify institutional and financial arrangements required to mainstream forest plantation business models and promote the potential development of CDM projects aimed at reducing GHG emissions in the forestry and iron supply chains in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
PROFOR supported the creation of a multidisciplinary team grouping experts from Brazil's leading research agencies to improve climate change assessments and map climate impacts on agriculture and forests in Brazil over the next 20 years. Improved assessments provide crucial information to policy makers on priorities, geographical targeting, and phasing of investments for adataptation and mitigation to climate change.
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, 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.
Forest Day 6 and Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelhoods Day were held this year under a common banner, during the annual United Nations climate change conference in Doha, Qatar.