Forests 2011 months

To better focus on the roles forests play in our lives, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), a consortium of 14 forest-related organizations and secretariats, have put together a calendar for the Year, dedicating each month to specific themes. 

The table below lists the themes for each month and the CPF Members responsible for coordinating promotional activities relating to them, with the lead organization indicated in bold.

January
Forest financing and economic development

United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
World Bank
FAO

February
Forests and wetlands
CPF press release: Water security depends on forests and wetlands

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (RAMSAR)

Forests for people
Community-based forest management
CPF press release:   Community-based forest management key to success of REDD+

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
FAO
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

March

Forests and women
CPF press release: Climate change highlights need for women to take greater role in forest management, experts say ahead of International Women's Day
Videos about forest reseach and gender

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Forests and water
CPF press release: Forests are key for high quality water supply
News story: World must better protect forests in face of looming water scarcity, UN forum warns

FAO
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

April

Forests and health
World Health Day 2011: Forests provide untapped resources for human health

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
World Health Organization (WHO)

Forests and livelihood
CPF press release: Global forestry institutions call for more community‐ based forest management

 

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
FAO
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

May

Forests and sustainable development
CPF press release: Forests are a path to sustainable development

United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
FAO
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)

Forests and biodiversity
CPF Press release: New web-based implementation tool to support
forest protection

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

June

Forests and environment, including green economy

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)

Forests and drylands
CPF Press release: International institutions call for increased investments for the arid zone forests
UNCCD press release and website 

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
FAO
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Reforestation/Forest landscape restoration
Forests and environmental degradation, natural disaster prevention

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
July 

Managing risks of forests under climate change (fire, pests, abiotic factors)
CPF Press release: Increased forest threat from extreme weather

FAO
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
August

Cultural and spiritual values of forests

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
International Union for Conservation of Nature
(IUCN)

Forests and youth
Forests and indigenous peoples

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education (CATIE)
International Forestry Students Association (IFSA)
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

September 

Forests and poverty, MDGs

United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
FAO
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Forests and tourism
CPF Press release: Ecotourism can play vital role in maintaining healthy forests

FAO
World Tourism Organization (WTO)

October

Urban forestry
CPF Press release: As the world goes urban, new focus on role of trees in cities

FAO
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

Forests and food security and agriculture
CPF Press release: Forests, potential solution in the fight against hunger

FAO
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)

Forests and bioenergy
CPF Press release: Energy grows on trees: Global forest institutions highlight vital role of forests to cope with future demands for bioenergy, but call for balanced approaches

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

November

Forests, markets, trade and investment
CPF Press release: Markets: the key to sustainability

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
FAO-Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP)

Forests and climate change
CPF press release: Experts: New wave of deforestation threatens Africa’s climate resilience

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

December 

Forests and mountains
CPF press release: More investment neeed for mountain ecosystems

FAO-Mountain Partnership (MPS)
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Forests and Rio+20

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP)
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

last updated:  Tuesday, December 20, 2011