CIFOR director: Don’t leave forests out of global development frameworks

Will the forests be addressed in the new development agenda? Photograph: Dan Chung

Will the forests be addressed in the new development agenda? Photograph: Dan Chung

The immense value of forests is well-known to global policymakers — so why have development interventions largely failed to harness the positive contributions of forested landscapes? In an article published online by The Guardian newspaper, CIFOR Director General Peter Holmgren explains why — and poses potential solutions for placing forests more prominently in the global development agenda. Read Holmgren’s article here.