Corporate news

Looking for the latest updates on CIFOR partnerships, projects and events? Scan the list below, and don’t forget to check Forests News for research stories and interviews.

CIFOR joins Australian-led International Partnership for Blue Carbon

14 Dec 2015

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is pleased to be a founding partner of the International Partnership for Blue Carbon, announced by the Australian Minister for the Environment, Greg Hunt, at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum in Paris on 6 December. “It is an enormous opportunity, as has been recognized here, for reducing emissions, […]

CIFOR welcomes Leaders’ Statement on action for forests at COP21

02 Dec 2015

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has welcomed the Leaders’ Statement on Forests and Climate Change, a joint statement by 17 forest and donor countries released in Paris on 30 November, alongside the opening of the UN climate change conference.

Benefit sharing findings presented at PFES learning workshop in Vietnam

12 Nov 2015

Scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) shared the latest findings of a global study of benefit sharing in REDD+ at a workshop held in Hanoi, Vietnam yesterday. Convened by the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the workshop brought together a variety of Vietnamese and international stakeholders to discuss lessons […]

Applications open: CIFOR-USAID Masters Degree Fellowships in the US

29 Oct 2015

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) are pleased to announce master’s degree opportunities for 20 highly qualified Indonesian candidates to study forestry conservation, natural resources management and related disciplines in the United States. Highly qualified candidates are invited to apply now for admission in September 2016. […]

REDD-I partnership celebrates five years with handover to FORDA

26 Oct 2015

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FORDA) of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry celebrated a five-year communications partnership last Wednesday. CIFOR’s Director of Communications and External Relations, John Colmey, officially transferred the management of to FORDA Director General, Henry Bastaman, during the International Conference of […]

New collection reveals current landscape of gender research

19 Oct 2015

The gender lens is increasingly recognized as vital to modern research—particularly forestry—as more scientific work incorporates a gender approach. Now, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a new collection highlighting the organization’s gender research since 2013. From governance and dry forests to value chains and polygynous marriages (those between one man and two or more […]

Fire & haze in Indonesia: Research and resources

09 Oct 2015

Forest fires occur in Indonesia every dry season. However, the haze that spreads to other countries is no longer restricted to drought years, and has become increasingly frequent due to ongoing deforestation of peatlands – with profound health and economic impacts across Southeast Asia. There are no easy solutions. The complex factors involved in every fire mean […]

CGIAR Annual Report focuses on nutrition

29 Sep 2015

CGIAR has released its 2014 Annual Report. This year’s report places particular emphasis on how “innovations and interventions along the entire agri-food value chain contribute to better nutrition and health, particularly by improving access to more affordable, nutritious and diverse diets for those most in need.” The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is one […]

Winner: Share Your Vision Award

25 Sep 2015

This weekend, the world is coming together at the UN Sustainable Development Summit to adopt the new Sustainable Development Goals. Forests contribute to almost all SDGs, which is why we asked you to make a video showing why forests are vital to a sustainable future. With a wave of submissions from 29 countries, it was a tough […]