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March 27, 2019
The theme of the 20th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty will be: Catalyzing Innovation.This conference presents the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance around the world. The Land and Poverty conference has become one of the largest international events on land governance, attracting over 1,500 participants from governments, academics, civil society, and the private sector. PROFOR will participate in two session on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.  Enhancing tenure security for forest land II Time: 10:30am - 12:00pm,...
January 30, 2019
Aware of their extreme vulnerability to climate change, Central American countries are taking measures to address climate change, including submitting Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). To help them achieve their climate goals, representatives from seven Central American and Caribbean countries met in Panama from January 30 – 31, 2019, for a technical dialogue on how to implement forest and land use commitments set out in their NDCs. At the workshop, participants identified and prioritized activities for...
September 25, 2018
Forests are critical for sustainable development as they provide oxygen, significantly help curb climate change, are home to a majority of global biodiversity and provide livelihoods for nearly 2 billion people. But deforestation is accelerating. It is estimated that mining accounts for up to 7% of forest loss in developing countries. “Forest-smart mining” will be needed to both minimize direct and indirect impacts of mining on forests and to pursue opportunities for positive forest outcomes. This will require public policies, corporate practices and multi-stakeholder partnerships to...
August 29, 2018
With an estimated 2.8 million hectares of forests lost each year, deforestation and land degradation remain significant challenges in Africa. Bringing together diverse public and private sector voices, alongside Indigenous Peoples, scientists and youth, the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Africa Conference will foster political and community support to implement the AFR100 Initiative to restore 100 million hectares of degraded landscapes across Africa by 2030. This regional conference focused on the coordination and promotion of international, national and private sector support for...
July 02, 2018
  Forests and trees in landscapes are vital resources and recognized for their ecosystem services especially to the rural poor by providing effective pathways out of poverty together with other development measures. Since time immemorial, forest fires both natural and human-caused, have played a critical role in shaping our environment. Fire is an inherent feature of the earth system, and some cultures have historically achieved sustainable co-existence with flammable landscapes. It is well established that at a global scale, modern-day unwanted forest fires are largely anthropogenic...

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