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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.

Indonesia, partners lead peatland preservation efforts with new research center

01 Nov 2018

Jakarta, 31 October 2018 – Environment ministers responsible from three peatland-rich countries in the tropics said they would work to preserve and manage peatlands sustainably in their respective nations. Representatives of Governments of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, and Republic of Indonesia met in Jakarta on Tuesday (30 October 2018) and agreed […]

CIFOR scientist Daniel Murdiyarso honored with Sarwono Award

04 Sep 2018

Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Principal Scientist Daniel Murdiyarso has been awarded the prestigious LIPI Sarwono Award from the Indonesian Institute of Science (LIPI). The award recognizes public figures, scientists and experts, who have devoted themselves to advancing science in Indonesia. “Prof. Daniel Murdiyarso’s scientific work has changed the perception of decision makers regarding […]

Comprehensive REDD+ tool ID-RECCO is updated and now hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research

08 Aug 2018

BOGOR, Indonesia (7 August 2018) – The innovative REDD+ monitoring tool, International Database on REDD+ Projects and Programs Linking Economic, Carbon and Communities Data (ID-RECCO), is now hosted by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Launched in 2013, ID-RECCO highlights 467 subnational REDD+ initiatives from around the world. It includes 110 variables, such as […]

CIFOR hosts the Tropical Peatlands Exchange

07 Aug 2018

In Indonesia, peatlands face extensive pressure from years of extensive degradation and uncontrolled fires, but efforts by the Indonesian government and others are working to reverse this trend. In 2016, the Indonesian government established the Peatlands Restoration Agency with the goal of restoring 2 million hectares of degraded peatlands by 2020. To further the discussion […]

The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability preview now available

20 Jul 2018

Spanning 39 primarily first-level subnational political and administrative divisions (e.g., province, state, etc.) in 12 tropical countries, The State of Jurisdictional Sustainability is an comprehensive report which looks at early lessons learned from jurisdictional approaches. These approaches hold tremendous potential for advancing holistic solutions to a number of intersecting issues, including tropical deforestation, rural livelihoods […]

CIFOR signs MOU with Sriwijaya University

20 Jul 2018

BOGOR (20 July, 2018) – Continuing their commitment to explore opportunities to restoring degraded peatlands through the paludiculture technique in Sumatra, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and Sriwijaya University will sign a memorandum of understanding today at CIFOR’s headquarters in Bogor. “Sriwijaya University is one of the leading institutions in South Sumatra and […]

Findings and recommendations from the Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program

15 May 2018

Launched in 2015 by the U.S. Forest Service and supported by Kenyan partners and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the three-year Kenya Water Towers Climate Change Resilience Program aims to support strategic planning to strengthen and enhance the climate change adaptive capacity and resilience of Kenya’s water tower ecosystems. The program focuses specifically […]

Involving communities in forest management planning in Kenya

14 May 2018

Local community participation in managing forest and water resources is key to reducing degradation trends and improving livelihoods, but a key challenge in Kenya has been achieving joint management for forests and water by regarding them as linked resources. Overcoming this is one of the central goals of Water Towers of East Africa: Policies and […]

Enhancing co-benefits from joint forest and water management in Mt. Elgon ecosystem in Uganda

14 May 2018

“There are various restoration initiatives and projects by stakeholders in the Mount Elgon region in Uganda, which is recognized as a hotspot area. However, if we still have degradation challenges, the question is, where is the problem despite having these conservation initiatives by various stakeholders?” These were the remarks of Bob Kazungu, from Uganda’s Ministry […]

CIFOR signs MOU with Clean Power Indonesia to explore bamboo biomass

18 Apr 2018

BOGOR (19 April 2018) – Exploring the biomass potential of bamboo, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will sign a memorandum of understanding today with Clean Power Indonesia (CPI), originators of “Listrik Gotong Royong,” bamboo-based biomass power generation projects for and by community users. “We are happy to sign such an MoU with the […]