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Forests are key for high quality water supply

24 Mar 2011

By the year 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in regions with absolute water scarcity and two-thirds of the world’s population may experience water-stress conditions. Forests capture and store water and can play an important role in providing drinking water for millions of people in the world’s mega-cities.

New Commission Confronts Threats to Food Security from Climate Change

11 Mar 2011

Experts from Six Continents are Set to Produce Policy Recommendations For Boosting Food Production in Face of Harsher Climates, Increasing Populations, Scarce Resources

Climate change highlights need for women to take greater role in forest management, experts say ahead of International Women’s Day

01 Mar 2011

BOGOR, Indonesia. Women are the main users of forests in developing countries – gathering food and firewood – but they continue to be sidelined in how the forests are managed despite years of efforts to mainstream their involvement, experts said ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.

Community-based forest management key to success of REDD+

04 Feb 2011

LIMA, Peru (4 February 2011). Local communities need to be given a greater role in the management of forests to ensure the best chance for REDD+ schemes to work, experts said as the United Nations launched the 2011 International Year of Forests.