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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
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...