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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...
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...
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.