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May 14, 2013
The Central Africa Forests Commission (COMIFAC) and the World Bank, held a two-day regional conference in Kinshasa, on May 15-16, 2013, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to discuss findings from the PROFOR-supported study on Deforestation Trends in the Congo Basin (PDF). A number of presentations from the conference are available below. La Commission des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC) et la Banque mondiale ont tenu une conférence régionale sur les Dynamiques de la déforestation dans le bassin du Congo: Réconcilier la croissance économique...
April 07, 2013
The 10th Session of the the United Nations Forum on Forests was held in Istanbul, Turkey from the 8th to the 19th of April 2013. The gathering, held at the Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center (LKCC), presented an opportunity to share findings and lessons from ongoing forest initiatives, with forest policymakers and experts from around the world. Staff from the PROFOR Secretariat participated in the following side events. Thursday April 11 PROFOR Manager Peter Dewees spoke at a side event on the Bonn Challenge to restore 150 million hectares of degraded and...
March 14, 2013
PROFOR's 2013 Advisory Board Meeting was held at World Bank headquarter offices in Washington DC on March 15, 2013. The Progress and Completion reports for 27 activities supported in Calendar Year 2012, as well as a summary of overall PROFOR achievements and impacts, are available on this page.
March 20, 2013
March 21 marks the beginning of spring in the Northern hemisphere only but local tree planting activities will be encouraged worldwide. This video created by FAO to celebrate the new International Day (proclaimed by the UN General Assembly last November) has a simple message: Forests sustain life -- but not infinitely. Help sustain them. Plant a tree.   
January 23, 2013
Publication launch January 24, 2013, 4 to 6 pm, at the World Bank in Washington, DC. Co-hosted by PROFOR, the World Bank and the Global Environment Facility. View a recording of the presentation and panel discussion online: Also see the presentations available on this page Opening and Introduction Dr. Jörg Frieden, Executive Director for Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland,Serbia-Montenegro, Switzerland, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan Gustavo Fonseca, Team Leader, Global Environment Facility Presenters Michael Jenkins...