The year’s top features, analysis, videos and more
Putting Landscapes and Forests First

The world is gearing up for action on climate change and sustainable development. In 2016, CIFOR research showed how putting landscapes and forests at the fore can promote integrated action with better outcomes for human well-being, equity and the environment. The ‘landscape approach’ is gaining traction as a way to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and meet global targets set under the Paris Agreement.

See the full list of 2016 highlights from CIFOR here.

FEATURES
WILD HONEY HARVEST IN WEST TIMOR, INDONESIA
The annual honey harvest is important not only for the continuation of an ancient tradition, but also for community-based landscape management.
MORE FEATURES:
Rural women across the globe: Linking livelihoods and landscapes
Delving into the drivers of deforestation
A map of the world’s wetlands
Living in a toxic haze
DIRECTOR GENERAL'S COLUMN
FORESTRY IN THE NEW DEVELOPMENT ERA
“We want to redefine ‘forestry’ to mean ‘all contributions to sustainable development that are made possible through forests and trees,’” writes CIFOR’s Director General, Peter Holmgren.
COLUMN HIGHLIGHTS:
Harnessing multi-purpose landscapes for integrated climate and development goals
To find real solutions, focus beyond climate emissions
Forest, Trees & Agroforestry research into the next phase (2017-2022)
ANALYSIS
ZERO DEFORESTATION IN INDONESIA: PLEDGES, POLITICS AND PALM OIL
“No Deforestation. No Peat. No Exploitation”: Zero deforestation commitments have divided the palm oil sector in terms of which rules to follow and whose rules to follow, says CIFOR’s Pablo Pacheco.
MORE ANALYSIS:
Paris Agreement signed. Now what?
How deforestation is tangled up in the law
Why ‘zero deforestation’ is only one piece of the sustainability puzzle
Could timber plantations boost forest conservation?
RESEARCH NEWS
FOREST MONITORING SKILLS ON THE RISE
Efforts to beat climate change have helped boost tropical countries’ capacities to measure forest carbon, according to a new study that analyzed 99 countries’ monitoring capacity.
MORE TOP NEWS:
Mapping the world’s biomass
Finding water amid the trees
Quantifying the drivers of South American deforestation
Farms vs. forests?
Amazon land tenure study wins top award
MAPS
PLANTATIONS FOR POVERTY?
A MAP OF THE WORLD’S WETLANDS
Get a snapshot of wetlands and blue carbon stocks around the world with this interactive online map.
MORE MAPS:
Four decades of forest loss
Borneo deforestation atlas
PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forests
 
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Rapid conversions and avoided deforestation: Examining four decades of industrial plantation expansion in Borneo
JOURNAL ARTICLE
The impact of land property rights interventions on investment and agricultural productivity in developing countries: A systematic review
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Can mangroves keep pace with contemporary sea level
rise?: A global data review
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Subjective wellbeing and income: Empirical patterns in the rural developing world
JOURNAL ARTICLE
More Trees, More Poverty? The Socioeconomic Effects of Tree Plantations in Chile from 2001-2011
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VIDEOS
PLANTATIONS FOR POVERTY?
LET’S TALK ABOUT BUSHMEAT
Join CIFOR’s John Fa as he walks viewers through the concept of bushmeat.
MORE VIDEOS:
UN International Day of Forests 2016
The honey harvesters
Airumaküchi: Hunting for sustainability
Re-greening Ethiopia
Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS)
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE 2016 ASIA-PACIFIC RAINFOREST SUMMIT
The Summit's 300+ participants brought perspectives from across the region to discuss ways toward a more integrated approach to forests, people and development.
MORE FROM APRS:
Situating smallholders at the fore
Industrious thinking: Indonesia’s timber going green – and global
REDD+: Asia-Pacific develops systems for measurement, reporting and verification
Reversing deforestation, restoring landscapes
2016 GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM, MARRAKESH
GAINING TRACTION ON CLIMATE GOALS
An increasing number of states are embracing commitments made under the Paris Agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and limit global temperature rise. But how do these grand ambitions play out in reality?
MORE EVENT COVERAGE:
Highlights from the Global Landscapes Forum: Climate Action for Sustainable Development
Climate solutions will have to happen in the landscape
German Government supports establishment of Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn
JOBS
FTA Communications and Editorial Consultant
Freelance Book/Report Typesetter
Consultant for Global Landscapes Forum Communications Specialist
Scientist, Sustainable Investments and Value Chains
Consultant focused on Responsible and Innovative Finance
UPCOMING EVENTS
2017 landscape governance course
3 - 17 Apr 2017, CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia.
 
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