As popularity rose over the course of 2008 on the role of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) in mitigating climate change, some involved in the debate at the international level began to lose sight of the full range of functions of the forests or the opinions of the multitude of stakeholders. To help consolidate a multi-stakeholder vision on the role of forests can play in climate change and beyond, PROFOR leant its support to the Global Forest Leaders Forum, the culmination of a nine-month dialogue process organized by The Forests Dialogue. The Forum, hosted...
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April 01, 2008
In China, the second largest wood importer in the world, there is an escalating demand for wood products given the role the country plays as a major manufacturing center of goods used throughout the globe. As the producer of more certified finished wood products than any other country, China is also a major center of biodiversity with its forests being the most important ecosystems. Seeking to seize the opportunity to help actors in China use forest resources wisely at the local level, in step with forest stewardship principles of certification, the Rainforest Alliance, with funding from...
February 06, 2008
This year, the PROFOR Advisory Board discussed the PROFOR portfolio and key outcomes from 2007 (see PROFOR Progress Report 2007), latest developments within the World Bank related to forestry, such as the new Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, and the institution's work on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, the results of a revised "Request for Proposals" process, and priority topics for upcoming activities. The Advisory Board Meeting Report 2008 summarizes the discussion of the meeting.
January 31, 2007
Over the course of the one and a half day meeting, the PROFOR Advisory Board discussed a range of issues including the state of the PROFOR portfolio and key outcomes from 2006 (see PROFOR Progress Report 2006), findings from the Mid-Term Review (MTR), priority topics for upcoming activities, and the proposed Global Forest Alliance initiative. The Board also identified areas for further collaboration with the NFP Facility and bilateral donor agencies in implementing PROFOR actives. The Advisory Board Meeting Report summarizes the discussion of the meeting.
April 03, 2006
The Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration, of which PROFOR is a member, organized this workshop designed to improve understanding of forest landscape restoration (FLR) and its benefits to people, livelihoods, environmental services and sustainable economies. The workshop included practical case studies presentations and field trips to enable participants to learn more about FLR in action. For more information about the Workshop agenda, visit the Global FLR Partnership's website: http://www.unep-wcmc.org