At the invitation of the New Zealand National Academy of Agricultural Sciences; Massey University; the Australian Natural Resources Management South (NRM South); University of Tasmania; the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Indonesia; and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Prof. Tang Huajun, President of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) visited the above research agencies with a delegation from CAAS from November 22 to December 1, 2017. The delegation opened up official cooperation between CAAS and the New Zealand National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Massey University, Australian National Natural Resources Council, University of Tasmania and the Indonesian National Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the CIFOR. The existing cooperation between CAAS and the above-mentioned units in the field of sustainable development of agriculture and the environment, the building of a veterinary joint laboratory platform and joint personnel training was promoted. The visit also helped the technical achievements represented by veterinary drugs and vaccines go global, harvesting the signing of seven MoUs.
Eighty per cent of deforestation world-wide is linked to agriculture, which is also responsible for 30 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions world-wide. The landscape approach seeks to tackle forestry and agriculture issues together to achieve sustainable solutions for the use of landscapes that benefit everyone living in them. The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has described ten principles characterising the landscape approach and addressing aspects ranging from continual learning and adaptive management through rights and responsibilities of different actors to resilience to strengthening stakeholder capacity.
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CIFOR hopes to create a world in which forests are high on the political agenda, and evidence-based decisions are made in order to protect the forests and the needs of forest-dependent people. Their work enhances environmental conservation and human wellbeing, and promotes equity through research that aids businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations.
Planting trees is “among the least painful ways” to meet the country’s goal to slash carbon emissions, experts say
Iceland’s effort to replant relatively slow-growing trees is unlikely to have a significant impact on global climate emissions, said Christopher Martius, a team leader for climate change, energy and low-carbon development at Indonesia-based Center for International Forestry Research.
The annual Global Landscapes Forum conference, which took place in Bonn, Germany, this week (19-20 December) comes at an opportune time for land-sector advocates to celebrate a recent victory at COP23, and to begin organizing steps to make critical changes in global agricultural practices to assist in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
A United Nations human rights chief steps down citing silencing of human rights defenders, as Myanmar bans a human rights investigator. President Donald Trump threatens to cut funding for countries that vote against formally recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and representatives from development, environment, and finance communities wrap up the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany. This week in development.
A Brazilian activist who helped thousands of people in the Amazon rainforest to use their land sustainably won an international environmental award on Wednesday.
She was awarded the $20,000 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award – an annual prize named after the late Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist – at the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, a conference on sustainable land use. (Reporting by Astrid Zweynert @azweynert, Editing by Katy Migiro. Please credit the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the charitable arm of Thomson Reuters, that covers humanitarian news, women’s rights, trafficking, property rights, climate change and resilience.
The scientists and policy makers, who converged in Kampala to share outcomes of research on forestry management, underscored the need for continued inclusion of women in the implementation of forest tenure issues in order to make them more effective.
The Centre for International Forestry Research CIFOR is engaged in partnership with other institutions to spearhead forest research and management across the globe.