Speaking at the Nairobi investment forum on trees and landscape restoration last month, Danone's VP for Sustainability shared his company's experience with agroforestry and ecosystem restoration, in Senegal and elsewhere. The company's work, in partnership with IUCN, helped develop a recently-adopted carbon accounting methodology for mangroves.
The Nairobi investment forum which wrapped up last week provided a one-of-a-kind inventory of private sector opportunities related to growing trees, marketing tree products and restoring degraded landscapes in partnership with civil society and government. The next step is to draw up an action plan to make sure that the contacts and good ideas generated by the forum translate into new investments.
Just a week to go before our Investment Forum opens in Nairobi, Kenya. About 100 people are expected to attend. We've posted related photos taken by our partners at TerrAfrica and the World Agrofestry Centre on Flickr and background papers related to the Forum on its event page.
PROFOR is supporting a global study to generate independent knowledge on the use of biochar systems in low and middle income country settings with a particular focus on biochar systems accessible to smallholders.
A new report looks at how the Paiter-Surui indigenous people came to give their Free, Prior and Informed Consent to a carbon project. New satellite images document the withering effect of the 2010 drought on Amazon forests.
The three-day event in May explored the potential for private sector investment in trees and landscape restoration opportunities in Africa. Forum proceedings, presentations and background papers are now available online.
The ongoing 2010 drought in six Amazonian countries may be pushing tropical forests to an ecological tipping point. But what is the risk of Amazon dieback? We asked Walter Vergara, expert on the subject, to give us some clues.
Lessons learned from the first generation of sub-national REDD ‘demonstration activities’ will shape the international REDD mechanism’s ability to promote policies and actions that are equitable and generate the co-benefits, and will have a crucial impact on the design of the second generation of REDD strategies and activities.