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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 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.   
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.
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...
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...