Cities

Innovative urban forestry practices for greener and heathier cities 11 April 2018 Stefano Boeri, architect, urban planner and designer of the “Vertical Forest” in Milan, Italy, explains the integration of new vertical urban forestry practices with more conventional horizontal approaches in a global effort to make cities greener and healthier places to live. [more]
Philadelphia: Community engagement for a greener city 10 April 2018 Michael DiBerardinis, Managing Director for the City of Philadelphia, USA, explains the value of engaging the community in decisions related to the design and maintenance of public spaces, as the Government of the City continues to pursue its plan to green the city. [more]

Desertification

Nora Berrahmouni on the FAO Forestry Department’s efforts to stop desertification Nora Berrahmouni, Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), outlines the ways the Forestry Department is combating desertification. [more]
Markus Repnik on the need for landscape and forest restoration Markus Repnik, Managing Director of the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD, talks about why forest and landscape restoration should be an international priority. [more]

 

 

Food Security

Eva Muller FAO Forestry Director Saah David, National REDD+ Project Coordinator, Forestry Development Authority of Liberia, talks about how Liberia’s REDD+ Strategy puts people at the centre of its activities and how REDD+ can trigger a transformational change in the land use sector of the country. FAO Forestry Director, Eva Muller, talks about why forests are important to food security. [more]
Community-based forestry discussed at Asia-Pacific Forestry Week Upon the opening of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week, Dominique Reed, FAO Team Leader of Social Forestry, talks about the potential of community-based forestry and its ability to address climate change. [more]
Interview with Foday Bojang (FAO Ghana) at the Agroecology Symposium Foday Bojang from FAO Ghana describes the experience of the Great Green Wall for the Sahel and Sahara Initiative. [more]
Ousseynou Ndoye: Importance of forests to food security and nutrition Ousseynou Ndoye heads up a programme on forests and food security at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in Cameroon. [more]
Lee Ellenburg on Collect Earth, a vital resource Youth uniting sectors to halt deforestation Lee Ellenburg, Food Security and Agriculture Thematic Lead with SERVIR NASA, explains what his organization is doing to promote food security and how Collect Earth could enhance their work. [more]

 

 

Mountains

A spotlight on mountains: Mapping the vulnerabilityof mountain peoples to food insecurity The ambassadors of Italy, the Plurinational State of Bolivia and Switzerland to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) – Pierfrancesco Sacco, Luis Sánchez Gomez, François Pythoud – talk about how mountains contribute to sustainable development in this video. [more]
Mountain Vulnerability Report 329 million of mountain people are potentially food insecure and vulnerable, their number has risen by 30 percent since 2000. Thomas Hofer talks about alarming new data released for International Mountain Day by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Mountain Partnership. [more]
Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs talks about the vital goods and services that mountains provide to communities and the role of partnerships in promoting sustainable mountain development. [more]

 

 

Sustainable Forest Management

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last updated:  Thursday, May 10, 2018