You are here

News and Events

June 07, 2018
The webinar series lays out key sectoral knowledge and expertise that can contribute to a joint effort to enable SMEs in the forest sector to be competitive and grow in a sustainable manner. This session will examine a set of interventions that had enhancement of competitiveness and sustainability of rural or agricultural enterprises as the entry point and are relevant for SMEs in the forest sector (SMFEs). Presenters will deconstruct projects in order to explain the various components of each intervention as well as to encourage participants to think about how to adapt each approach to...
May 30, 2018
The world loses 7 million hectares of tropical forests each year.  At the root of the problem, deforestation and land degradation are often driven by economic pressure. Solutions ranging from international commitments to community-led efforts show progress in reversing this trend but often lack alternative financial incentives to change unsustainable practices. The GLF Investment Case Symposium identifies how investment in natural landscapes can create triple bottom line returns – economic, social and environmental. The 2015 and 2016 symposia identified sustainable finance solutions...
May 10, 2018
The FAO initiative "Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World" (SW4SW) focuses on how to make the most of the myriad social, economic and environmental benefits that can be derived fromsustainable wood and wood products. During this side event at the 13th UN Forum on Forests, new voluntary guidelines will be launched on making forest concessions in the tropics work to achieve the 2030 Agenda. These are aimed at improved forest production, a key element of sustainable forest products value chains. Speakers: World Bank | Werner Kornexl FAO | Eva Müller ITTO | Gerhard Dieterle...
March 29, 2018
PROFOR's Werner Kornexl and the World Bank's Ellysar Baroudy discuss the importance of forests - not just for biodiversity or for the communities who depend directly on forests, but for everyone on Earth. Watch the recording of the Facebook Live conversation from March 29, 2018.​
March 08, 2018
This webinar is the second in a series that introduces innovative multi-sector solutions to help SMEs in the forest sector thrive. This session will examine SMEs working with natural assets like wood and forest products, considering the important role of these SMEs in addressing climate change and inclusive growth. The webinar series lays out key sectoral knowledge and expertise that can contribute to a joint effort to enable SMEs in the forest sector to be competitive and grow in a sustainable manner. Participants will learn: - How instruments like the Forest Investment Program (FIP) have...

Pages

PROFOR IS A MULTI-DONOR PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTED BY