CIFOR and partners are currently comparatively analyzing the many initiatives of global monitoring systems on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals from the agriculture, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) sector.
Around the world, countries are trying to curb the emission of greenhouse gases due to deforestation and other land uses. But in order to cut emissions, you must know how much you’re emitting—a challenge for many tropical countries. Indonesia is no different. Now, though, it is poised to launch a powerful new tool to support […]
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) joins a host of prominent organizations presenting at the 2015 Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty, held in Washington, DC, all this week. The emerging role of non-state actors in forest governance and the need for a critical analysis of recent zero-deforestation pledges are among the […]
The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW) today launched the Bushmeat Sourcebook, an online resource, on the occasion of the second World Wildlife Day.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has launched a learning toolbox for its Sustainable Wetlands Adaptation Mitigation Program (SWAMP), a research program that aims to inform policy makers on the crucial role of tropical wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. The SWAMP toolbox is a series of online and downloadable presentations on […]
Tropical wetlands—chiefly mangrove and peat forests—are critically important for protecting coastlines, nourishing wildlife and livelihoods, and mitigating climate change. For example, coastal mangrove forests store three times the amount of carbon of land-based tropical forests. Tropical peat forests, meanwhile, are home to some of the most iconic—and endangered—animals on Earth, including orangutans, tigers and rhinos.
A delegation from the government of Ethiopia visited CIFOR’s Indonesia headquarters in late January to learn more about the Southeast Asian country’s experience tackling deforestation and in implementing REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation), a proposed initiative to curb carbon emissions through avoided deforestation. “Once upon a time, our country was covered with […]
Now online: CIFOR scientist Dr. Ani Adiwinata Nawir presents a synthesis of findings from studies conducted in China, Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam for the Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) online course ‘Ensuring sustainable tropical forest rehabilitation: Lessons learnt from a comparative analysis across Asia.’ Nawir introduces the methodological framework used and explains the […]
The global T20Q project has identified 20 key research and policy questions for forestry and landscapes, as written and selected by the general public. Restoration of degraded ecosystems heads the list, which also features questions on sustainability, climate change, biodiversity, water, land-grabbing and agriculture, among others. The Sylva Foundation, in partnership with the Center for […]