Description: Opening address by José Graziano da Silva, Director General, FAO. Presentation of the results of FAO’s global remote sensing survey of forests, Kenneth MacDicken, Senior Forest Officer, and highlights of FAO’s work on forest monitoring, Eduardo Mansur, Director.
Description: The International Forum on Payments for Environmental Services of Tropical Forests aims to highlight the importance of developing and implementing PES mechanisms in tropical countries and to share best practices and lessons learned from the many activities and projects that have been undertaken in recent years to scale up global efforts to promote PES. The International Forum is expected to recommend actions at local, national and international levels for the development and effective implementation of PES mechanisms in support of SFM in the tropics. It will bring together policymakers, researchers and academicians, practitioners, civil society, the private sector, and regional and international organizations engaged in the development, implementation and support of of PES mechanisms.
Description: The conference will bring together relevant partners from the food and feed sector, government officials, academia, and private sector representatives from both developing and developed countries. It can be a turning point and provide a framework and a roadmap to develop a new food and feed sector that can contribute to more sustainable global food security. With all stakeholders we will plan the way forward.