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The challenges and opportunities of global forest and landscape restoration 15 July 2019 The challenges and opportunities of global forest and landscape restoration, and the role of the Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism [more]
Canada is a leader in sustainable forest management through innovative programmes 25 July 2018 Mary Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada for the Canadian Forest Service, explains that Canada leads the world in the sustainable management of forests. [more]
Progress by Papua New Guinea leads to first forest reference level report for UNFCCC 24 July 2018 Gewa Gamoga, REDD and Climate Change Officer, PNG Forest Authority, Papua New Guinea, explains how work on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) in his country included capacity building at the local level in the use of satellite land monitoring systems to collect data on deforestation, followed by the development of Papua New Guinea’s first National Forest Inventory. [more]
COFO 24 successful in clarifying relationships between forests and the Sustainable Development Goals 24 July 2018 Peter Csoka, Secretary of the Committee on Forestry (COFO), explains that the 24th session of COFO, which was held 16-20 July 2018, was quite successful in meeting its intention to clarify the relationship between forests, forestry and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). [more]
FAO’s comparative advantages in global action on forest and landscape restoration 20 July 2018 Charles Barber of the World Resources Institute describes some of FAO’s comparative advantages that position it as a key player in a crowded landscape of global action on forest and landscape restoration. [more]
Silva Mediterranea’s key role in Mediterranean forestry 19 July 2018 José Manuel Jaquotot, Chairperson of Silva Mediterranea, explains why the Committee is such an important, collaborative FAO body for the countries of the Mediterranean region, addressing major forestry-related problems common to SM member countries. [more]
Forest education is key to raising awareness of the multi-functionality of forests 19 July 2018 Thomas Haußmann, Senior Forestry Officer, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany explains that education is key to raising awareness of the multi-functionality of forests and their sustainable development, with very young children and also at the university level. [more]
Inspiring youngsters to connect with forests: a successful project in the Philippines 17 July 2018 Janet Martires talks passionately about Kids-to-Forest, an inspiring education project that began in the Philippines in 2011 as part of the celebration of the International Year of Forests. [more]
Professional standards for arborists are important 17 July 2018 Pedro Mendes Castro, President-elect, International Society of Arboriculture, explains why it is so important to have standards for arborists. Produced spontaneously by professional industry groups, the standards comprise a guide on how to work with trees, allowing professional arborists to work in a safe manner and ensuring the health, life and sustainability of trees. [more]
New paper helps countries design forest monitoring systems for REDD+: A Tree Talk by Julian Fox 10 July 2018 In this Tree Talk, Julian Fox, a Forestry Officer with FAO’s Forestry Department, describes a new FAO Forestry working paper aimed at helping countries strengthen their forest monitoring systems. [more]
Thais Linhares Juvenal, FAO, discusses sustainable wood 9 May 2018 Thais Linhares Juvenal, Senior Forestry Officer at FAO, discusses the role sustainable wood can play in meeting the SDGs with environmental journalist James Astill. [more]
Halting deforestation: Concrete measures in the Paris Agreement 9 May 2018 Christiana Figueres, Convener of Mission 2020 and former Executive Secretary of UNFCCC, explains how deforestation affects climate change and how concrete measures in the Paris Agreement can help halt deforestation. [more]
Halting deforestation in the UN Strategic Plan on Forests 9 May 2018 H.E. Muhammad Shahrul Ikram Yaakob, Chair of the 13th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), explains the contribution of the international conference organized by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests to the achievement of the UN Global Goals through the UN Strategic Plan on Forests. [more]
Integration between agriculture and forestry sectors can halt deforestation 9 May 2018 Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre, explains the need to better integrate the agriculture and forestry sectors to reduce deforestation. [more]
Interview with Suzana Kahn-Ribeiro, Brazilian Panel on Climate Change 9 May 2018 Suzana Kahn-Ribeiro, President of the Scientific Committee of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change (BPCC) and member of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), explains why wood plays a vital part in sustainable development. [more]
Putting people at the centre of Liberia’s REDD+ Strategy 9 May 2018 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. [more]
Reducing deforestation while promoting social and economic development 9 May 2018 H.E. Lamin B. Dibba, Minister of Environment, Climate Change and Natural Resources of the Gambia, explains how to reduce deforestation while maintaining a balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions of progress and growth, especially in developing countries. [more]
Small-scale forest and farm producers: a strong ally to halt deforestation 9 May 2018 Vu Le Y Voan, Vice Director of the International Cooperation Department of the Viet Nam National Farmers Union (VNFU), explains how small-scale forest and farm producers can contribute to halting deforestation and to maintaining a healthy and productive ecosystem beneficial to their local communities and to the environment. [more]
Youth uniting sectors to halt deforestation 9 May 2018 Salina Abraham, President of the International Forestry Students’ Association (IFSA) and Youth Coordinator of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF), explains how youth are integral to shaping the future of the world’s forests and how they can contribute to initiatives which aim to halt deforestation and to protect forest ecosystems. [more]
Timber legality important to sustainable wood management: Chris Beeko, Ghana Forestry Commission 9 May 2018 Chris Beeko, Director of the Timber Validation Department of the Ghana Forestry Commission, says that systems of timber legality are important to sound forest management which ensures sustainable wood production. [more]

last updated:  Wednesday, May 9, 2018