Government ministers from across the region will join leaders in finance, business, conservation, civil society and research at the 2016 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit to share insights on how the region is moving towards sustainable forest management amid new climate and development goals.

Confirmed event speakers:
  • H.E. Dato Ali Apong, Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism, Brunei
  • H.E. Osea Naiqamu, Minister of Fisheries and Forests, Fiji Islands
  • H.E. Ohn Win, Minister of Environment Conservation and Forestry, Myanmar
  • H.E. Bounkham Vorachit,Vice Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, Lao PDR
  • Mark Burrows, Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking, Credit Suisse
  • Perpetua George, Group Sustainability, Wilmar International
  • Jack Hurd, Conservation Director, Asia-Pacific Region, The Nature Conservancy
  • Peter Holmgren, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Kushla Munro, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia
  • Sun Weina, Cambodia Community Forestry Project Manager, APFNet
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Sustainability
EMPOWERING SMALLHOLDERS
Why integrating smallholders along the value chain is essential for economic development and environmental conservation.
Climate Change
REDD+ POLITICS
While countries are developing their own specific approaches to REDD+, the challenges they face remain largely the same.
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Satellite imagery: Quantifying the drivers of South American deforestation
Paris Agreement: Now that the Agreement is signed, what’s next?
Gender
OIL PALM AND DAYAK WOMEN
Research shows that land use change is transforming the status of women in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
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Palmed off: Women lose in West Kalimantan’s oil palm boom
Food Security
QUANTIFYING THE IMPORTANCE OF BUSHMEAT
Understanding wildlife hunting means comprehending people, animals and the numbers.
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Wildlife: Improving food security and nutrition for hunters in the Columbian Amazon
Community Forestry
FROM PARTICIPATION TO POWER-SHARING
New research draws lessons for participatory resource management in the Congo Basin.
FEATURED PUBLICATIONS
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Five challenges to reconcile agricultural land use and forest ecosystem services in Southeast Asia
Five challenges to reconcile agricultural land use and forest ecosystem services in Southeast Asia.
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REDD+ politics in the media: a case from Nepal
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Policy challenges and approaches for the conservation of mangrove forests in Southeast Asia
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Delocalizing Communities: Changing Forms of Community Engagement in Natural Resources Governance
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UPCOMING EVENTS
Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit
3 - 5 August, International Convention Centre, Brunei Darussalam.
15th International Peat Congress, 2016
15 - 19 August, Pullman Kuching, Malaysia.
5th International Ecosummit : Ecological sustainability, engineering change
29 August - 1 September, Le Corum, Montpellier, France.
IUCN World Conservation Congress
1-10 September, Hawaii Convention Center, United States.
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