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GLF Bonn digital conference: 4-8 June 2020
High hopes for forests in the 2020s: CIFOR DG
Making the case for "engagement landscapes"
To save forests, revolutionize food production
Feeding the world and protecting forests go hand-in-hand, according to scientists. At the moment that's not the case. Worldwide, 80 percent of forest loss is caused by agricultural expansion, including cattle, soy and oil palm production. Forests should be better integrated into agriculture rather than cleared to make way for it, said Terry Sunderland, a professor at the University of British Columbia and CIFOR associate scientist.
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On 4 - 8 June, GLF will launch a decade of action with more than 75,000 people tuning into the first global digital conference on integrated land use. The event will bring together stakeholders from over 185 countries from our new broadcasting center in Germany. Online participants will connect, share, learn and act with scientists, chefs, policymakers, activists, artists, farmers, youth leaders and more, all with the aim of building a sustainable path to 2030.

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On 14 – 15 November, tens of thousands of delegates will gather in Glasgow and online to forge a sustainable path to 2030. GLF Glasgow will reflect on the progress of the landscape approach over the past seven years, unpack critical challenges and opportunities across the Forum’s five themes: restoration, finance, rights, food and livelihoods and measuring progress, and define a pathway for a Decade of success.

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High hopes for forests in the 2020s: CIFOR Director General
As a new decade begins, green social and economic initiatives backed by sound government policies are key to spurring conservation and sustainable management of fragile forest and agroforestry ecosystems, writes Robert Nasi, CIFOR director general.
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Mobile app simplifies peatland restoration monitoring in Indonesia
An inexpensive, community-based monitoring system is enhancing land management strategies in the Indonesian province of Riau as the government rolls out techniques aimed at strengthening the ability of local people to reduce their vulnerability to fire.
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Land use change has a big impact on the carbon stored in mangroves
Three main land uses, including aquaculture, pasture and agriculture, are replacing mangrove areas worldwide. Conversion of mangroves into aquaculture has turned out to be the largest driver of total carbon stock loss, followed by rice agriculture and pasture.
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Reversing desertification in Andhra Pradesh: a case for ‘engagement landscapes’
The Andhra Pradesh ‘Zero-Budget’ Natural Farming Programme, implemented by Rythu Sadhikara Samstha, a corporation for farmers’ empowerment, implements zero-budget natural farming, focuses on regenerating soil fertility, reducing water use and increasing species’ diversity through natural agroecological approaches.
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Indigenous-led community efforts redefine forest management in Kenya
An organization in Kenya is making a big impact through its support for forest-related projects initiated by local communities, according to the UN-REDD Programme Indigenous Livelihood Enhancement Partners, which recently worked with the Maji Moto community near Narok County, helping frame a proposal for a new dam project.
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Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe
26 - 28 February 2020, Bonn, Germany.
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3rd Latin American Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation
5 - 6 March 2020, Puebla, Mexico.
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Land and Poverty Conference 2020: Institutions for Equity and Resilience
16 - 20 March 2020, Washington, United States.
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GLF Bonn 2020: Food in the time of climate crisis
4 - 8 June 2020, GLF Broadcast Center, Bonn and Online
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GLF Glasgow 2020 - 2030
14 - 15 November 2020, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
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Space-time detection of deforestation, forest degradation and regeneration in montane forests of Eastern Tanzania
 
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Can rural outmigration improve household food security? Empirical evidence from Ethiopia
 
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Biodiversity offsets and payments for environmental services: Clarifying the family ties
 
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Governing knowledge transfer for deforestation monitoring: Insights from REDD+ projects in the Congo Basin region
 
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