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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...
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...
September 05, 2013
To meet the needs of 9 billion people by 2050, food production will need to increase by an estimated 60 percent. In reaching this goal however, the world should be careful not to compromise the essential natural resources base (water, soil, and ecosystem services delivered by forests) that are central to improving production. Governments are asking for support to meet growing demands for food and energy, through resilient and sustainable systems. This is a unique opportunity to showcase the potential of Tree-based Ecosystem Approaches (TBEAs) to increase food security, enhance resilience and...
July 14, 2013
The IUFRO World Congress in 2014 is expected to draw more than 3,000 delegates from over 100 countries to Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 5-11, 2014. Abstracts for sessions will be accepted between 15 July and 15 October 2013. The scientific program for the XXIV IUFRO World Congress will consist of plenary sessions, sub-plenary sessions, technical sessions, and themed poster sessions. In keeping with the spirit of the Congress title – Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research – the Congress Scientific Committee (CSC) is developing a program to highlight how...
July 02, 2013
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "Managing trade-offs." 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 July 2013 issue of PROFOR Update.