Millions of hectares of tropical forests have been converted to agriculture, degraded landscapes amount to nearly 2 billion hectares, and inequality has grown in countries around the world. Yet, there is reason to be optimistic: forest expansion and restoration are gaining ground, the rate of deforestation is slowing, and awareness of the importance of forests is spreading among governments, corporations and the global public
In 2015, key developments such as the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement formed the basis of a new global development framework, at the forefront of which is forestry and landscapes. The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has developed a new strategy 2016–2025 which builds explicitly on this new framework, defining the ways in which CIFOR’s forestry research, capacity development and engagement will provide opportunities to the emerging development agenda.
At this joint-seminar CIFOR’s new strategy will be presented followed by a presentation of how the new development frameworks are addressed in Sweden.
A key proposition in CIFOR’s new strategy is that forestry contributes significantly to each of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as to our efforts in dealing with climate change. Further, CIFOR suggest that forestry should be approached through integrated landscape approaches that bridge across traditional sectors. Defining forestry in this way may open up for interesting opportunities to broaden and enhance benefits on all levels. The CIFOR Strategy 2016–2025 is available here.
The seminar will be held in Swedish.
For more information and program, please read PDF-invitation above.
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