The year’s top features, analysis, videos and more
Science for global impact

The year 2017 was a time for action. With global targets in place under the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, CIFOR prioritized research in six thematic areas designed for maximum impact on forests, landscapes and people. From Peru to Nepal, and from Indonesia to the Congo Basin, CIFOR delivered cutting-edge research, built capacity on the ground and formed powerful partnerships — as always, with an eye to bringing positive change to the landscapes and communities where we work.

See the full list of 2017 highlights from CIFOR here.

FORESTS NEWS
FORESTS VERSUS HURRICANES
The 12-year absence of major hurricane landfalls in the continental USA ended earlier this year: Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma … perhaps the list and the destruction will continue. But what does this have to do with forests?
MORE FORESTS NEWS:
‘Green deserts’ or functional forests?
For a better Borneo, a new map reveals how much terrain has changed
It’s too soon to bury REDD+
Illegal logging: A Russian nesting doll
PRESENTATIONS
Addressing gender and rights in forest and land use
The forestry sector can help combat inequality and enhance the human rights of women and girls by aligning work on gender and rights with sustainable development, says CIFOR Scientist Bimbika Sijapati Basnett. Watch the full presentation here, started at 47:31.
MORE PRESENTATIONS:
Enhancing transparency in the land sector under the Paris Agreement
Exploring Participatory Prospective Analysis
Forests, food and nutrition: A policy perspective
Peatlands: Fires and restoration
VIDEOS
What were CIFOR's priorities in 2017?
Last year was a crucial time for science that impacts forests and people. Find out what the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) worked on in 2017.
MORE VIDEOS:
Gender and palm oil: A day in the life of a female palm oil worker
Community voices - GLF: Peatlands matter
Forests and Energy: What’s the connection?
Rewetting Indonesia’s peatlands
PHOTOS
Silas Matoke and his wife Yordana Yawate harvest sago on the banks of the Tuba river in Honitetu village in Maluku, Indonesia.
Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/CIFOR
View CIFOR’s best photos of 2017
PUBLICATIONS
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Coupling of pollination services and coffee suitability under climate change
 
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Trees, forests and water: Cool insights for a hot world
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Connecting Earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Recent loss of closed forests is associated with Ebola virus disease outbreaks
JOURNAL ARTICLE
Diversity and carbon storage across the tropical forest biome
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GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM BONN 2017
GLF Bonn 2017: As it happened
On Dec 19-20, the Global Landscapes Forum brought together 1000 attendees from 103 countries in the World Conference Center in Bonn. In total, 21,610,513 people were reached across social media and fully 51,000 people tuned in live from 114 different countries to connect, learn, share and act around our planet’s greatest climate and development challenges. Read on for videos of speeches and sessions, news and photos, as coverage and analysis continues.
MORE FROM BONN 2017:
World’s biggest gathering on accelerating action for sustainable land use
Indigenous peoples confirm involvement in GLF to 2022
Sadhguru at Global Landscapes Forum: Millions who Rally for Rivers favor reforestation
Mauritius President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim calls for global solidarity over landscapes
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The Global Landscapes Forum is a global movement of engaged partners aiming to accelerate positive, transformational changes in landscapes toward the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris climate agenda. With this survey, the GLF seeks to gather views, perspectives and interests from a range of stakeholders and target groups. Your answers will provide guidance in shaping the GLF’s strategic direction and agenda over the next few years.
GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM: PEATLANDS MATTER
Peatlands: Landscapes that matter
The Center for International Forestry Research has led global research on peatlands for more than 20 years. As the world acts on climate change, understanding the diverse values of peatlands is more important than ever.
MORE FROM PEATLANDS MATTER:
Event highlights: Global Landscapes Forum – Peatlands Matter
‘Black gold’ for climate mitigation
Guardians of the forest
The power of science communication
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Consultant for Scientific Writing
Chief of Knowledge
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Communication Officer for Central Africa
UPCOMING EVENTS
International Conference Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area – from Aspiration to Action
20-22 Feb 2018, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy.
Cities & Climate Change Science Conference
5 Mar 2018, Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada.
Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit 2018
23-25 April 2018, The Alana Yogyakarta Hotel and Convention Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
 
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