Press releases


2011

Rio+20 conference should capitalize on the values that forests offer to sustainable development

Rio+20 conference should capitalize on the values that forests offer to sustainable development

As preparations for Rio+20 continue at the 2nd Inter-sessional Meeting of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) in UN Headquarters and the International Year of Forests draws to a close, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), are calling upon countries to capitalize on forests contributions and opportunities at the upcoming Rio+20 conference.




‘Carbon debt’ created by some biofuels must be considered in sustainability debate, new study shows

‘Carbon debt’ created by some biofuels must be considered in sustainability debate, new study shows

DURBAN, South Africa (30 November, 2011) _ Despite being heralded as a green alternative to fossil fuels, a new study by the Center for International Forestry Research has found that carbon emissions generated from land conversion for biodiesel production may take decades to hundreds of years to reverse in some cases, raising serious questions about biodiesel sustainability. This large variation is the result of the type of land converted and the productivity of the feedstock crop.


Frances Seymour to step down as leader of CIFOR in 2012

Frances Seymour to step down as leader of CIFOR in 2012

BOGOR, Indonesia (29 November, 2011) _ Frances Seymour, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), announced that she will leave the organization next June after leading it during six years of rapid growth and change.








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