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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...
April 01, 2014
Pathways to Green Growth in Africa: A Practitioners’ Workshop April 2-3, 2014 Grand Hotel, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (Rooms TBA) Wednesday and Thursday, April 2-3, 2014 PROFOR Sessions: April 3rd at 2:30-5:30 PM The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) held its second regional Practitioners’ Workshop on Green Growth in Africa on April 2nd and 3rd. The Workshop convened approximately 130 representatives of African governments, private sector, civil society representatives and researchers for two days of sessions and seminars in Kinshasa, DRC. The event aimed to help...
November 25, 2013
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on the role of trees in climate-smart landscapes. It provides a preview of upcoming publications and events, lists newly approved knowledge activities and keeps you informed of new developments at PROFOR. Read the November 2013 issue of PROFOR Update.
November 15, 2013
Global Landscapes Forum, Warsaw University, Room (111, 112 & 113), Old Library Building Saturday November 16, 2013, 16:30 - 18:30 A workshop organized by PROFOR, CIFOR, IUCN and UK Aid on the first day of the Global Landscapes Forum in Warsaw, Poland. Generating and disseminating knowledge is a core part of PROFOR's mission. We believe that smarter forest policy, infomed by solid evidence and timely analysis, can improve rural livelighoods, cut down unsustainable and illegal logging, spur investment in forests and trees, and reconcile different needs at the landscape level. But how...
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...