A new report Forests for Green Pakistan highlights that while the forest cover in Pakistan is low, the contribution of forests to Pakistan's national economy and to the livelihoods of forest-dependent communities is significant. However, a lack of data on forest resources, management practices, and uses impedes the sector from articulating the importance of investing in forests among competing development priorities.
Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals
This dynamic side-event at the UN General Assembly on September 25th will raise awareness about the relationship between mining and deforestation, present new research findings, and provide an overview of the New York Declaration on Forests and its Global Platform.
Thanks to a new participatory watershed management methodology, communities in Haiti could be more deeply involved in land-use decisions, with better reforestation outcomes.
Mexico's national Payment for Ecosystem Services program boosts social capital and engagement in forest management activites, according to a new impact evaluation.
This report summarizes the activities that PROFOR undertook in 2017 to contribute to knowledge for resilient communities,ecosystems, and economies, and helping to equip governments to address the major challenges ahead.
The Program on Forests (PROFOR) multi-donor partnership provides knowledge, tools and in-depth analysis to facilitate forests contribution to poverty reduction, sustainable economic development and the protection of global and local environmental services.
Sustainable forest management requires cooperation across many sectors so that good forest practices are not undermined by shifts in macroeconomic policy or other areas. PROFOR’s forest-smart and...Read more
An estimated 1.3 billion people—nearly 20 percent of humanity—rely on forests and forest products for their livelihoods, with the majority living on less than $1.25 a day. In some areas, forest...Read more
Sustainable forest management seeks to balance increasing demand for forest products and benefits, and preserving forest health and diversity. Financing this equilibrium requires new approaches, both...Read more
Strong forest governance is essential for many reasons. Clear regulations can encourage legitimate enterprises to make socially and environmentally sustainable investments in the forestry sector....Read more
Not only are forests and trees essential for capturing the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, but they can also build peoples’ resilience to climate variability. Forests can be...Read more