FAO Assistant Director-General for Forestry Eduardo Rojas-Briales

 FAO Assistant Director-General for Forestry Eduardo Rojas-Briales with UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon ©UN/Rick Bajornas
The statements, speeches and messages of FAO Assistant Director-General for Forestry Eduardo Rojas-Briales, delivered on special occasions at Headquarters and at international meetings and events, are collected here.       



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1 April 2015 We agree with much of the Letter “Tyranny of trees in grassy biomes” (30 January, p. 484 ), in which J. W. Veldman et al. caution against indiscriminate afforestation in general and especially in grassland areas, as well as acknowledge grasslands' substantial contribution to carbon sequestration. We consider it misleading, however, to claim that because grasslands are not “formally” recognized, they are not actively studied and considered in ongoing activities of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. [more]
UN 70th anniversary coming soon 2 March 2015 UN Commissioner-General for Expo 2015, Eduardo Rojas, participates in the UN@70 anniversary campaign. The UN Regional Information Centre (Italy) is taking snapshots of Italy-based high-ranking partners carrying the Italian version of the official banner for the United Nations 70th anniversary. The aim is to celebrate the observance, raise awareness amongst stakeholders, and to strengthen valuable partnerships. (credit: UNRIC Brussels Desk for Italy) [more]
9 December 2014 Eduardo Rojas, Subdirector General Forestal de la FAO, resaltó la importancia de adoptar un enfoque integral de paisajes en el contexto de cambio climático para enfrentar reto de alimentar a 805 millones de personas. World Urban Forum Seventh Session [more]
FAO: 9 December 2014 Ein Drittel aller Klimagase entstehen durch Entwaldung und in der Landwirtschaft. Mit der UN-Initiative REDD kann der Ausstoß reduziert werden. "Hier gibt es viel Zustimmung", so Eduardo Rojas-Briales von der FAO. [more]
SDGs should feature two forest-specific targets: CPF chair. 2 July 2014 After two years of debate, a proposed list of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be presented to the U.N. General Assembly in September and finalized next year. An ideal scenario would involve the inclusion of two forest-specific targets among the SDGs, said Eduardo Rojas-Briales, chair of the 14-member Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). [more]
La FAO destaca a Costa Rica como referente mundial en protección forestal 10 April 2014 World Agroforestry Congress La Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) elogió hoy a Costa Rica por ser "un ejemplo mundial en políticas de protección forestal". [more]
Visiting UNORCID Indonesia February 2014 18 February 2014 The Assistant Director-General for Forestry, Eduardo Rojas-Briales, visited Indonesia from 13 to 17 February 2014 at the invitation of the United Nations Office for REDD+ coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID). [more]
1-11-2013 Forstliche Nachhaltigkeit aus globaler Perspektive 10 October 2013 300 Jahre Forstwirtschaft in Deutschland. [more]
“Asia is a paradigm in turning the tide of deforestation” 23 June 2013 As increasing attention is now being given to the benefits of forests and to sustainable forest management, the worst phase of deforestation has already passed, says Eduardo Rojas-Briales. Following the example of success in a number of developing countries, particularly in Asia, he stresses that others will need to work hard over the coming decades to improve their forest services and protect their forest reserves. [more]
FAO to support annual Earth Day Italia Concert in Milan on 22 April 18 April 2013 18 April, 2013, Rome - For the third time, FAO will be supporting the annual Earth Day Concert in Italy, to be held on 22 April. FAO Goodwill Ambassador Khaled, an Algerian musician of world renown, will be performing on stage with Italian singer Fiorella Mannoia at the " Concert for the Earth " in Milan. [more]
Commissioner-General for U.N. at Expo 2015 Eduardo Rojas-Briales 1 April 2013 La Fiera universale fu organizzata per la prima volta 160 anni fa: un’esposizione globale, non commerciale,che promuove lo scambio di idee su cultura, economia,scienza e tecnologia. Nel 2015 a Milano si incontreranno circa 140 paesi, di cui 80 in via di sviluppo. Insieme a loro ci saranno organizzazioni internazionali e società civile. [more]
FAO forestry chief to lead UN-wide preps for Expo 2015 25 March 2013 25 March 2013, Rome Food security and sustainability top agenda as Rojas-Briales takes helm. Creating sustainable and secure food systems will be high on the agenda for Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy, said Eduardo Rojas-Briales, FAO Assistant Director-General for Forestry, who has been named Commissioner-General for the United Nations’ preparations for the event. [more]
UN chief, marking International Day, urges greater protection for world's forests 21 March 2013 Governments, businesses and civil society must commit to protect forests by reducing deforestation, preventing environmental degradation, and providing sustainable livelihoods for all of those who depend on this precious ecosystem, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. [more]
Non possiamo più trascurare le montagne 11 December 2012 Oggi si celebra in tutto il mondo la Giornata Internazionale della Montagna, ma a dieci anni da quando è stata istituita dalle Nazioni Unite, le montagne e le loro comunità sono ancora sistematicamente trascurate a livello globale. [more]
Montañas, la fuente de agua del mundo 11 December 2012 En una entrevista con Radio ONU, Eduardo Rojas, responsable del departamento forestal de la Organización de la ONU para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO) detalló los riesgos del progresivo abandono de las montañas y recomendó que se adopten medidas para protegerlas. [more]
New international forestry award 27 September 2012 27 September 2012, Rome - The first-ever Wangari Maathai Award has been given today to a forestry activist from Nepal to recognize his efforts to promote community forest management. The ceremony took place at the Committee on Forestry (COFO), at FAO headquarters in Rome. [more]
Foreste: 20 anni dopo il Vertice di Rio al cuore dello sviluppo ecosostenibile 20 June 2012 Gli ultimi cinque anni sono stati caratterizzati da una serie di sfide impreviste e pressanti in ambito finanziario, politico e ambientale, che hanno costretto gli organi decisionali a fare scelte di breve periodo non consentendo lo sviluppo di visioni e strategie di lungo periodo. La Conferenza di Rio+20 che si svolge dal 20 al 22 giugno a Rio de Janeiro è incentrata su sette temi globali: lavoro, energia, città, alimentazione, acqua, oceani e disastri ambientali. che sono non solo strettamente collegati fra loro ma hanno anche un forte impatto sullo sviluppo sostenibile del nostro pianeta. [more]
¿ALTERNATIVA VERDE EN LATINOAMÉRICA? 18 June 2012 Eduardo Rojas, subdirector general de FAO, defiende el papel de los bosques como principal motor de riqueza de la "economía verde", modelo que se debatirá en la cumbre medioambiental Río+20. [more]
Putting forests at the heart of a new, greener economy 18 June 2012 18 June 2012, Rome/Rio de Janeiro - New FAO report profiles how sustainable forestry can help meet development goals. The world's forests have a major role to play in the transition to a new, greener economy, a theme being discussed at the Rio+20 Conference. But to spark that shift, governments must enact programs and policies aimed at both unlocking the potential of forests and ensuring that they are sustainably managed, FAO said today. [more]
2-2-2011 Welt-Waldbericht: 2 November 2011 Jede Minute wird weltweit ein Areal von 35 Fußballfeldern abgeholzt. Eduardo Rojas Briales von der Welternährungsorganisation erklärt im Interview mit SPIEGEL ONLINE, warum die letzten Rettungschancen aber noch nicht vertan sind - und wo die größten Hürden für den globalen Waldschutz liegen. [more]

last updated:  Tuesday, September 10, 2013