International Conference Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area – from Aspiration to Action

20 - 22 Feb 2018, FAO Headquarters

In 2015, countries made a bold and ambitious commitment when adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Target 15.2 of SDG 15 on Life on Land calls for halting deforestation by 2020, among others. In addition, the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF) adopted in 2017 by the UN General Assembly calls for reversing the loss of forest cover and increasing forest area by 3 percent worldwide by 2030 (Global Forest Goal 1, Target 1.1).

This international conference, organized by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the challenges of halting and reversing deforestation and to jointly explore ways to accelerate progress towards achieving in particular the SDG Target 15.2 and Target 1.1 of the UNSPF.

CIFOR representatives will be involved in the following sessions over the three-day event:

Session 1: Integrated landscape management
Tuesday, February 20, 11:00-12:30, Red Room
Hosts: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Session 3: Forest Management and Landscape Restoration
Tuesday, February 20 14:00-15:30, Red Room
Hosts: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), UNEP, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), FAO, CIFOR

CIFOR Principal Scientist Manuel Guariguata will moderate this session.

Session 10: Role of different stakeholders
Wednesday, February 21 14:00-15:30, Green Room
Hosts: CIFOR, IUFRO, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)

FTA Director Vincent Gitz of CIFOR will moderate this session.

Session 11: Improving land governance
Wednesday, February 21 16:00-17:30, Red Room
Hosts: FAO, CIFOR, World Bank (WB)

CIFOR Principal Scientist Pablo Pacheco will participate as a panelist in this session.

Session 16: The role of science and research
Thursday, February 22 11:00-12:30, Green Room

FTA Director Vincent Gitz and CIFOR Principal Scientist Pablo Pacheco will participate as panelists in this session.

For detailed session information please check the event program. For further information about CPF please click here.