Summit explores opportunities and challenges of climate change, green growth for Southeast Asia’s forests


Please download: Outcomes statement (Key messages) – Conference Video Archive: All plenary sessions, high-level panels and discussion forums are now online. Visit the Forests Asia Summit playlist to catch up – Press Release: Read roundups of each day's activities here. SLIDESHOWS: PowerPoint presentations made in Discussion Forums are now available.


Governments, businesses and communities across Southeast Asia must find new ways of thinking and acting, participants at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta heard, with the world’s top climate scientist referring to climate change as an “opportunity”, and a leading financier pointing out that there is plenty of money to fund sustainable development.

The Summit, which was attended by about 2,200 people and watched online by another 6,000, came at a time when “the world is at a turning point,” in the words of CIFOR Director General Dr. Peter Holmgren.

“Decisions are to be made on the international arena over the next 18 months that may shape our common future for generations to come,” Holmgren said in his welcoming address. “Forests and landscapes in Asia are a critical part of that future.”


♦ OUTCOME STATEMENT: Read the key messages here.

 CONFERENCE VIDEO ARCHIVE: All plenary sessionshigh-level panels and discussion forums are now online. Visit the Forests Asia Summit playlist to catch up.

♦ PRESS RELEASES: Read roundups of each day's activities here.

♦ SLIDESHOWS: PowerPoint presentations made in Discussion Forums are now available.


For more Information, please consult the following Link: Summit explores opportunities and challenges of climate change, green growth for Southeast Asia’s forests

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