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January 14, 2013
Issue 54 of ETFRN News: Good Business: Making Private Investment Benefit Tropical Forests, published by Tropenbos International in January 2013, presents a compelling case for revisiting business as usual. As policy-makers and private actors redefine their strategy to seize opportunities and manage the risks associated with emerging forest-related markets, these articles demonstrate that well targeted investments can yield economic, social and environmental benefits. The collection groups articles in five categories: large-scale investments small-scale forestry, catalyzing...
December 04, 2012
Exploring the power of investors and companies to help save the world’s forests and fight climate change Side Event Room 2 at the UNFCCC Doha Climate Change Conference, Dec 5, 2012 18.30-20.00 This event, moderated by Paul Simpson CEO, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), will bring together the following panel: --Ivonne A Baki, Secretary of State, Ecuador --Gregory Andrews, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Australian Government --Peter Carter, Chief Environmentalist, European Investment Bank --Peter Dewees, Forests Adviser, World Bank and PROFOR Manager --Arunavo...
November 19, 2012
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "Forest-friendly Growth." 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 issue of PROFOR Update
December 01, 2012
Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel, Doha, Qatar The two events explored the nexus between forests and agriculture and what it would take to create and sustain "living landscapes." Forest Day 6 and Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelhoods Day 5. The two events were held this year under a common banner, during the annual UNFCCC Conference of Parties in Doha Qatar.
September 23, 2012
The 21st  Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO21) and the Third World Forest Week (WFW), were held in Rome, Italy from 24-28 September 2012. The main theme of COFO21/WFW was ‘Forests: a green pathway for human development.’ PROFOR and World Bank staff participated in a number of events including: Investing in Locally Controlled Forests (private investment, small forest enterprise) -- Monday, 24 September, from 13.00 to 14.30, in the Iran Room (B-016). Thinking Globally and Acting Locally (how to translate regional commitments to good governance into action...