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.


Tearing down roadblocks to financing sustainable development

03 Jun 2015

Amid a growing global effort to ramp up investments in sustainable land use, some 200 pioneers in sustainable finance will meet in London on 10 June to devise ways to unleash a flow of private capital to land-use projects with economic and environmental payoffs. Participants at the invitation-only event, The Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment […]

Forests for a sustainable future: CIFOR’s 2014 annual report

28 May 2015

Peat fires in Sumatra, forestry degrees in the DRC, the world’s largest reforestation program in China, timber growers in Peru and Indonesia, adaptation in the Sahel, and global bushmeat networks: just some of the topics that CIFOR’s research covered in 2014, through 70 active projects in 42 countries. Now available, our Annual Report 2014: Forests […]

New brochure highlights FTA research

12 May 2015

A new brochure has been launched on the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). It gives an overview of current activities as well as outcomes across the five flagship projects and cross-cutting themes. Infographics and maps illustrate ongoing FTA research and inter-agency collaboration. The 16-page brochure is available in print and on […]

Network of forest experts exchange ideas on green growth

12 May 2015

The countries with the largest area of forest cover in the world gathered recently in Peru for their annual meeting. The tenth edition of MegaFlorestais was organized by the National Forest and Wildlife Service of Peru (SERFOR), in coordination with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the US Forest Service and the European Forest Institute. […]

CIFOR commits to forest science–policy platform in statement to UNFF

07 May 2015

CIFOR’s Director General, Dr. Peter Holmgren, has opened the way to wider engagement between science and policy on decision-making for forests, in a joint statement delivered at the 11th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) in New York on Monday. Issuing the first part of a joint statement on behalf of CIFOR, […]

CIFOR’s new membership in the Ibero-American Model Forest Network

28 Apr 2015

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) recently joined the board of the Ibero-american Model Forest Network (IAMFN). This unique regional platform brings together different countries, with diverse biophysical and socioeconomic landscapes, seeking sustainable forest management with a common vision. The IAMFN, originally the Latin American Model Forest Network, serves as a forum for the […]

CIFOR joins policy dialogue on landscape approach

27 Apr 2015

Liz Deakin, a post-doctoral fellow at CIFOR, spoke at an international seminar on the landscape approach, part of a global dialogue about the future of natural resource management. The one-day event, held in Sweden, discussed the pros and cons of the landscape approach compared with traditional sectoral and project-based initiatives, with a focus on low-income […]

CIFOR presents at Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity

24 Apr 2015

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) joins the Government of Indonesia at the Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity in Jakarta on 27 and 28 April. Indonesia’s position to shape and push the global shift towards a green economy, encourage investments in sustainable land use and achieve climate change mitigation at a global […]

CIFOR gives input to public hearing on new environment code in Ecuador

16 Apr 2015

With the understanding that citizen participation is what gives legitimacy to the process of legislative reform, Ecuador’s National Assembly’s Working Committee on Natural Resources and Biodiversity invited various sectors of society to participate in public hearings to discuss a bill to create an Environment Code last March.