Forests provide a range of learning materials, encouraging environmental education and sustainability.
  • Higher education in forestry is a stepping stone to a multidimensional understanding of sustainability. Environmental services, biodiversity habitats, and the role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation are being incorporated into forest education, which encourages sustainable practices
  • In rural areas, income generated from selling non-timber forest products is often used to pay school fees and send children to school, as these can provide the only source of income between crop harvests.
  • Forests can provide schools with materials and teaching resources for education on environmental processes. Student activities can include hiking, drawing, discussions and small projects on environmental products and change. This can have long-term effects on environmental knowledge and engender positive attitudes toward the environment.
The CIFOR Strategy 2016-2025 aligns CIFOR’s research with the Sustainable Development Goals, to put CIFOR’s work into the context of the new climate and development agenda.