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November 17, 2014
What factors cause private forest investment to flow to certain countries, and not others? What can countries do to attract forest investment and unlock more opportunities? Forest Management. On November 18, 2014, PROFOR, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) held an event to launch two PROFOR publications on private investment and finance in the forest sector that aim to answer these and other questions: Business Climate for Forest Investments: A Survey - an overview of a large diversity of tools to assess investment climate, their applicability...
December 05, 2014
PROFOR participated in the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum as an implementing partner for the event, co-host for a discussion session on forest knowledge products and tools (with IUCN and CIFOR) and convenor of a high-level session on adaptation-based mitigation. At the discussion session on the Role of Knowledge Products and Tools in Achieving More Sustainable Management of Landscapes for the Post-2015 Development Agenda on Saturday, December 6, KNOWFOR partners (CIFOR, IUCN and PROFOR) shared experiences with applying forest knowledge tools related to aspects of climate change and landscape...
October 22, 2014
On Thursday, October 9, the Program on Forests (PROFOR) convened a side event at the IUFRO World Congress on “Enabling Productive Uses of Forests that Reduce Poverty, Create Jobs, and Build Resilience” that addressed the challenge of meeting growing forest product demand in a manner that benefits the poor and manages resources in a sustainably. Diji Chandrasekharan Behr, PROFOR Manager and Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist, moderated a panel discussion among: Putera Parthama, Senior Adviser to the Indonesian Minister of Forestry on Economic Affairs and...
June 22, 2014
COFO 22: World Forest Week Food and Agriculture Organization – Headquarters, Rome, Italy Monday through Friday, June 23-27, 2014 PROFOR Side Event: June 24, 8:45-9:55 AM Canada Room (A356)   The Committee on Forestry (COFO) held its biennial session to discuss the state of the world’s forests, focusing on their socioeconomic benefits and linked issues, such as wood energy. COFO convened senior government representatives to identify emerging issues, strive for solutions, and receive advice on action steps. For the fourth time, COFO was held in conjunction with World Forest...
November 15, 2013
Shaping the Climate and Development Agenda for Forests and Agriculture The Global Landscapes Forum brought together preeminent agriculture, forests and climate change researchers, practitioners and policy makers on the sidelines of the UN climate change talks in Warsaw, Poland. The Global Landscapes Forum aimed to bridge sectoral divides, develop a landscape approach and inform future UNFCCC agreements and the achievement of sustainable development goals. A successor to the influential Forest Days and Agriculture and Rural Development Days held during previous climate change talks, the Global...

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