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International conference in Cameroon to address future of world’s second largest rainforest

01 May 2013

Government ministers, donors and the world’s top forestry experts will attend a conference in Cameroon next month to discuss critical issues facing the sustainable management of Central Africa’s forests, the biodiversity they embrace and the people who depend on them.

CIFOR launches regional program in South Asia

25 Apr 2013

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) last week launched an ambitious new research program in South Asia to bolster study of the forests of South Asia, a region facing increasing pressures from climate change, poverty and depletion of natural resources.

“Come out of the forest” to save the trees

03 Dec 2012

Forestry experts have called for a new approach to managing land and tackling climate change – challenging the ongoing debate that forests have to be sacrificed for the sake of rural development and food security.

World’s top climate change, forestry & REDD+ experts to attend Forest Day in Doha

29 Nov 2012

Hundreds of forestry experts, activists, policymakers, global leaders and climate change negotiators will gather on the sidelines of U.N. climate talks in Doha this Sunday for the sixth annual Forest Day to discuss how forests can be better harnessed to slow the pace of global warming and help communities adapt to the changing environment.

Protecting the Congo Basin Voices of the Forest

20 Nov 2012

MEDIA ADVISORY Feature package of Congo Basin Forest photos, stories & videos available in both English and French on To request media interviews, contact: Michelle Kovacevic at Cell: +62-811-104-6012 Katie Start c/o Glasshouse Partnership Office: +44 (0)20 7908 6484 Cell: +44 (0)78 17923 375 Stretching across central Africa, the Congo Basin forest […]

Can forests and agriculture work together to tackle climate change & food insecurity?

16 Nov 2012

November 16th, 2012: MEDIA ADVISORY. With food prices soaring and land available to grow new crops scarce, experts will gather on the side-lines of the U.N. climate summit to debate one of the most pressing issues facing policymakers: Can the world’s forests and farms work together to tackle pressing food security challenges and climate change?

New Director General takes helm of global forestry research center

12 Sep 2012

12 September 2012 BOGOR, Indonesia — Food security, forestry and climate change leading expert Peter Holmgren took the reins at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) this week amid growing awareness worldwide of the critical role forests play in sustainable development and global warming. Holmgren’s tenure comes at an important time for the organization […]

REDD+ as an idea is a success but implementing it is fraught with challenges, new global study says

18 Jun 2012

June 18, 2012: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Implementation of a UN-backed scheme that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by protecting tropical forests is fraught with challenges but these can be overcome with technical solutions and increased political will, according to the authors of a new publication from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

CIFOR director general Frances Seymour’s welcome speech to Indonesian President

13 Jun 2012

In the event of a global policy address by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Center for International Forestry Research in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, on 13 Jun 2012.

Indonesian President calls for fundamental reinvention of society in creating a global green economy & protecting world’s forest

13 Jun 2012

Indonesia’s President today said that the sustainable management of the world’s forests is critical for equitable economic growth and he called for a “fundamental reinvention and reorganisation of societies throughout the world.”