Published by the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance, a partnership between United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and other groups working with children and young people, this guide explores the forests from the equator to the frozen poles and the depths of the rainforest to the mountain forests at high altitudes. Designed as an educational resource for schools, youth groups and other curious young learners, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives are provided and an easy-to-follow action plan helps develop forest conservation activities and projects.
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests launched the first Wangari Maathai Award in 2012 to honour and commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest issues around the world. On Monday 6 October 2014, the CPF will award another individual for their outstanding achievements for forests at the IUFRO World Congress. [more]
Forestry policy makers, forest economists, scientists and researchers from all over the world can now register for a unique FAO-run online conference entitled Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forestry Sector . A hundred free places are available for each session of the conference, which will take place 6 -27 February 2015. The conference will focus on the costs and benefits of ways in which the forestry sector can mitigate climate change, and examine how different countries and regions mitigate climate change through forest management interventions and improved use of wood. Discussions will also showcase lessons learned from mitigation efforts and their impacts on the value chain of forest products. Visit the Conference web page to read more, register, or submit a case study abstract. [more]