Jakarta (Indonesia), July 13, 2017 Indonesia started issuing FLEGT (Forest, Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) licenses in November 2016. With this license, timber exports from Indonesia can enter the European Union market without the need for importers to conduct further due diligence checks. Entering the EU market could serve Indonesian exporters as a reference to […]
Bogor (Indonesia), May 26, 2017 In 2016, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) made great strides to put forests and people on the global development agenda. As the world gears up for action on climate change and sustainable development, CIFOR research showed how putting landscapes, forests and people at the fore can make a […]
Bogor (Indonesia), May 22, 2017 Indonesia, Sweden and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) share the vision of a more sustainable world, in which forestry research and innovation play a critical role. Today, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden visited CIFOR’s global headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia. They attended a seminar where scientists […]
Jakarta (Indonesia) 18 May 2017 – Communities from peatland regions around Indonesia today joined a global forum in Jakarta on solving the problems they are facing, and to share experiences for those facing similar problems around the world. Local communities were at the center of discussions among policy makers, scientists, business leaders, civil society representatives […]
Communities from around Indonesia will join a global conference in the nation’s capital tomorrow to discuss solutions for the country’s critical peatland landscapes.
Bonn (Germany), 15 May 2017 —Peatlands have so far been underestimated in global climate change negotiations, but this is starting to change. Discussions alongside the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference last week showed an increasing interest in the carbon dynamics of these critical landscapes, and their potential contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation. The […]
New research: More peat in the tropics than previously thought, with implications for climate action
Bonn (Germany), 9 May 2017 – Peatlands and wetlands have been underestimated in terms of their global extent, as well as their potential to contribute to action on climate change. New research finds there may be up to three times more peat in the tropics than was previously thought, with huge implications for the conservation […]
Bogor (Indonesia), April 12, 2017 — Protecting peat from forest fires and restoring degraded peatlands are complex processes that require solid science. In an event held in Bogor, Indonesia, on April 12, experts from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Research, Development and Innovation Agency of the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 20, 2017 Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists ask Bogor (Indonesia) and Nairobi (Kenya), March 20, 2017 Forests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation. In recent decades, the climate change discourse […]
CIFOR in collaboration with the University of Indonesia and the University of Brighton, organized a discussion bringing together multiple actors related to the oil palm sector. Advocacy organizations, certification bodies, government agencies, indigenous communities, private sector representatives, researchers and women’s rights groups discussed the challenges and opportunities that oil palm represents for women.