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Key Recommendations: Youth in Southeast Asia
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Key Recommendations: Youth in Southeast Asia

Monday 5 May, 2014 Jakarta, Indonesia Download the pdf here. At the Forests Asia Summit on Monday May 5, CIFOR, the International Forestry Students Association and YPARD brought together youth from Southeast Asia to identify new ways of tackling major forestry issues and how youth can help drive such solutions forward. Youth were split into…

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Singaporean Minister: Economic interests causing ‘environmental vandalism’

Editor’s Note: Minister Balakrishnan’s speech can be watched in its entirety, above. His address begins at the 20:14 mark. JAKARTA, Indonesia — Short-term economic interests in Southeast Asia are driving “environmental vandalism,” Singapore’s top environmental official said Monday. Vivian Balakrishnan, the Singaporean Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, spoke in direct terms about the causes…

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Aligning Indonesia’s REDD+ Legal Framework With International Best Practice

7 May 2014, 14.00-17.00 WIB Shangri La Hotel, Kalimantan room Background The execution and implementation of the scheme of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Deforestation, Forest and Peatland Degradation (REDD+) in Indonesia requires a strengthened base/legal framework and a revamping of laws and policies. This Discussion Forum discusses and seeks input into how to align…

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Indonesian president calls on successor to continue moratorium on forest concessions

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The outgoing President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, called upon his successor to continue the country’s moratorium on forest concessions. Speaking to nearly 2,000 people at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, President Yudhoyono spoke about the actions taken under his administration to protect his country’s forests. Indonesia has the third-largest area…

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CIFOR Director General: ‘Our world is at a turning point’

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The next 18 months represent a critical opportunity to inform global policy processes regarding climate change, sustainable development and green economy, said Dr. Peter Holmgren, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Delivering the opening address at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, Dr. Holmgren discussed the importance of…

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Invitation to attend and take part in Social Forestry and Sustainable Value Chains session

The ASEAN Social Forestry Network, Non-Timber Forest Products Exchange Programme, and Center for International Forestry Research invite all participants to attend their discussion forum, Social forestry and sustainable value chains towards a Green Economy in ASEAN, at 17.15 on the first day of the Summit. Read the invitation and agenda for the session, and find out…

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Summit starts Monday with Indonesian President

The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, will join a who’s who of VIPs from across Southeast Asia and beyond at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta on Monday, May 5. President Yudhoyono will deliver the keynote speech on 5 May, kicking off two days of discussions, during which more than 120 speakers and 1,700 participants…

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Background Briefs for Forests Asia Summit now available

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published Background Briefs for each of the five focus areas of the Forests Asia Summit: 1. Governance and Legal Frameworks to Promote Sustainable Landscapes 2. Investing in Landscapes for Green Returns 3. Climate Change and Low Emissions Development on the Ground 4. Forest Landscapes for Food and Biodiversity 5. Changing Communities, Sustainable…

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Indonesian President Yudhoyono to deliver keynote speech

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, will deliver the keynote speech at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta on 5 May. In his speech, to be delivered to an audience of up to 1500 people, the President is expected to discuss the importance of forests to Southeast Asia’s economy and the…

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Global partnership tackles threats to mangrove ecosystems

This story was originally published on the Mangroves for the Future (MFF) website. MFF will host a session on climate change mitigation and adaptation at the Forests Asia Summit in Jakarta, May 5 – 6. Mangroves for the Future (MFF) is a partner-led initiative promoting investment in coastal ecosystem conservation for sustainable development. Co-chaired by the…