CIFOR-Annual Report 2014



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Forests for a sustainable future

 Peat fires in Sumatra, forestry degrees in the DRC, the world's largest reforestation program in China, timber growers in Peru, adaptation in the Sahel, and global bushmeat networks—these are just some of the topics that CIFOR’s research covered in 2014, through 94 active projects in 42 countries.

For more about how CIFOR’s work is keeping forests and landscapes high on the global development agenda, read the annual report here.







Reforestation is smart—and here’s how to make it smarter




Planting more trees is one way to increase carbon storage, but reforestation must look beyond carbon alone, a new study argues. For reforestation to be “climate smart”, it’s important to consider biodiversity, water sources, livelihoods—and the potential effects of future climate change.


  • REDD+ MINUS WOMEN? Even when women say they participate, they’re still not fully involved, says an analysis of REDD+ projects.
  • BENEFIT-SHARING: What the heck is a carbon right? CIFOR unpacks the value of something you can’t see, touch or smell.
  • AMAZON FIRES: Brazil is facing long dry periods ahead, climate models show—and where there’s drought, there’s fire.

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Where next for corporate commitments to sustainable palm oil?


Love it or hate it, palm oil is here to stay—and at the heart of the corporate zero-deforestation movement. But what does “sustainable” mean anyway? And how are Unilever, Wilmar and others making it happen? Read more in this special feature.


THE INVESTMENT PUZZLE: Some hold the money and the will to invest it sustainably; others hold the land and the desire to manage it sustainably. How to connect them?







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WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

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Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

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ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

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Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

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Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

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