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CIFOR Launches New Book, “Transforming REDD+” at COP24

05 Dec 2018

KATOWICE, Poland (Dec. 5, 2018) – After 10 years of studying and analyzing REDD+ through its Global Comparative Study, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has published a new book, Transforming REDD+: Lessons and new directions, which provides a critical, evidence-based analysis of REDD+ implementation so far.

World’s leading forestry and agroforestry organizations merge for accelerated impact against climate change

01 Dec 2018

1 December 2018, Bonn, Germany – Innovation and investments worth trillions of dollars in landscape restoration, climate adaptation and science-based policy advice will be needed if the global community is to meet the escalating threats posed by climate change.

CIFOR works with local communities to find best practices to prevent forest fires and restore peatlands

18 Sep 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY CIFOR works with local communities to find best practices to prevent forest fires and restore peatlands   Bogor, 18 September 2018 — Indonesia’s Riau province suffered greatly from wildfires in 2015, with 24 people killed and 103,000 premature deaths. Experts predict that this year will also be a critical year for fires as […]

Restoring degraded land highlights opportunities for sustainable development in Africa

30 Aug 2018

Almost 1,000 participants joined the Global Landscape Forum’s GLF Nairobi 2018 at United Nations Office in Nairobi to hear speakers from across Africa discuss their experiences and successes restoring forests, farms and coastlines.

Researchers, government, civil society and the private sector come together for peatlands management in Indonesia

09 Aug 2018

BOGOR (8 August 2018) — Found in more than 80 countries and covering only 3% of the world’s land but storing 30- 40% of soil carbons, tropical peatlands have the potential to play a large role in the future of climate change. To further the discussion on tropical peatlands, The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) with […]

CIFOR’s Formation, Recherche, et Environnement dans la Tshopo project moves to second phase

16 Jul 2018

With the support of the European Union, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is working to preserve the natural resources of Yangambi, northern Democratic Republic of the Congo, while improving the living conditions of its neighboring communities through its Formation, Recherche, et Environnement dans la Tshopo project, also known as FORETS.   Now in its second […]

CIFOR and Mongabay launch partnership to improve forest research communication

23 May 2018

Location: Bogor, Indonesia Date: May 23, 2018 The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), a scientific organization that researches ways to better manage and preserve the planet’s tropical forests, and Mongabay, a leading environmental reporting platform dedicated to raising awareness globally about social and environmental issues related to tropical forests, have launched a partnership to increase the dissemination […]

More than 1,200 participants from Asia-Pacific share their commitment to preserving rainforests for climate

16 Apr 2018

Yogyakarta (Indonesia), April 23, 2018 More than 1,200 participants from over 40 countries across Asia-Pacific are meeting this week in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, to foster cooperation and share best practices to avoid deforestation and promote sustainable growth. At the 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS 2018), representatives of academia, civil society, companies, governments and research institutions are discussing […]

Protected areas threatened by overexploitation and human activity, study finds

19 Jan 2018

Bogor (Indonesia) – January 18, 2018 Protected areas across the world are most threatened by unsustainable resource use and human disturbance, a new study has found. The authors of this paper, published this week in Conservation Letters, looked at data from nearly 2,000 terrestrial protected areas to identify the most common threats they face. Unsustainable hunting and […]

2017 Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany: World’s Biggest Gathering on Accelerating Action for Sustainable Land Use

22 Dec 2017

Unconventional environmental advocates— from yogi Sadhguru to actor Alec Baldwin—join heads of state, environment ministers, scientists, indigenous leaders, NGOs and youth to advance innovative solutions for sustainability