The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is awarding one extraordinary individual USD20,000 for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on them. The CPF 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. In 2014, the CPF will award another individual for their outstanding achievements for forests. Nominations close 30 May 2014.
Payments for environmental services (PES), especially in tropical regions, should be recognised as an important tool for conservation and sustainable use of forests and other natural resources and better incorporated into national policies, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) said. [more]
Kunming, China : International experts from different backgrounds gathered from 24-26 March to discuss and plan the future course of international action on forests and water. The meeting was a joint initiative of FAO, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). A five-year agenda was developed. [more]