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WRI -6 days ago

6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them

6 Barriers to Protecting and Restoring Forests – and Strategies to Overcome Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintCongo Basin, home to rare species including gorillas and forest elephants. Photo by Molly Bergen/WCS, WWF, WRI Forests help stabilize the climate and provide many contributions to Sustainable Development Goals. And we have quite a bit of evidence about what policies and strategies are effec...

ITTO -2 weeks ago

International forum creates network to encourage global green timber supply chains

An international forum of forest enterprises, timber associations, governments and intergovernmental organizations has agreed to create a voluntary network among forest managers, producers, traders, the processing industry and consumers to add value to forests through the recognition of their economic, social and environmental values and the incorporation of legality and sustainability in all fore...

CIFOR -2 weeks ago

Pooling knowledge in tropical landscapes key to resilience

Unlocking opportunities for equitable, sustainable development ...

CIFOR -1 month ago

Webinar If forests and peatlands disappeared, would humanity survive?

The webinar will highlight the importance of forests and peatlands conservation and restoration for climate change mitigation and sustainable development. We will share how healthy forest and peatland ecosystem can play a role to combat climate change, including preventing forests fire and haze, and providing support for surrounding communities. The webinar will also highlight Indonesia’s exper...

ITTO -1 month ago

Legal, sustainable forest value chains are important response to global challenges, say experts at IUFRO World Congress

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. Speakers at the technical session, Global green supply chains as a driver for sustainable fore...

ITTO -1 month ago

Legal, sustainable value chains important for SDGs, say experts at IUFRO World Congress at IUFRO World Congress

Forest value chains can contribute to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including by creating jobs, empowering women and helping mitigate climate change, according to experts speaking at an ITTO technical session on 1 October 2019 during the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. Speakers at the technical session, Global green supply chains as a driver for sustainable fore...

ForestForum.ru -1 month ago

Over two decades of campaigning results in new protected area for the pearl of Russia’s Northern European forests – Dvinsky forest

Russia has just established one of the largest regional protected area, which Greenpeace and WWF Russia have campaigned on for over two decades! On October 1, 2019, the Arkhangelsk regional government finally signed an official decree establishing “Dvinsko-Pinezhsky” regional nature reserve, protecting 300 thousand hectares of pristine plain spruce forests. The new protected area is larger th...

ITTO -1 month ago

Workshop explores contributions of Mekong teak forests to SDGs

The sustainable management of teak (Tectona grandis) forests in the Mekong Basin will create jobs for young people, generate income for smallholders and help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to participants in a regional workshop on teak forests held on 24–27 September in Yangon, Myanmar....

ITTO -1 month ago

Workshop explores contributions of Mekong teak forests to SDGs

The sustainable management of teak (Tectona grandis) forests in the Mekong Basin will create jobs for young people, generate income for smallholders and help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to participants in a regional workshop on teak forests held on 24–27 September in Yangon, Myanmar. The Regional Workshop on Sustaining Teak Forests in the Mekong Basin, w...

ITTO -2 months ago

African Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Women in Africa continue to face huge challenges but can play powerful roles in restoring landscapes, alleviating poverty and mitigating climate change, thus contributing to the achievement of the SDGs, according to Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet, Founder and President of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF). Ms Ndjebet was speaking at an ITTO side-event at TICAD 7 ...

ITTO -2 months ago

African Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ITTO interviews the President of REFACOF

Women in Africa continue to face huge challenges but can play powerful roles in restoring landscapes, alleviating poverty and mitigating climate change, thus contributing to the achievement of the SDGs, according to Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet, Founder and President of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF). Ms Ndjebet was speaking at an ITTO side-event at TICAD 7 ...

IUFRO -2 months ago

How will the Sustainable Development Goals affect forests and people?

How will the Sustainable Development Goals affect forests and people? Since Agenda 2030 was launched in 2015, plenty of attention has been paid to the contributions which forests can make to its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, relatively little attention has been given to the possible impacts which the SDGs will have on forests, […]...

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