Scaling up Social Enterprise for Sustainable Landscapes

22 May 2018

The Social Enterprise Alliance defines social enterprises as “organizations that address a basic unmet need or solve a social problem through a market-driven approach.” Social enterprises are businesses that use markets to provide goods and services, but they reinvest their earnings into social or environmental initiatives. Social enterprises are driven by environmental, cultural or social […]

Fashion for the SDGs: Sustainable supply chains

16 May 2018

Register to participate Time: 10.15 – 11.45 (US East Coast Time) When most think about contributing factors to environmental health and Climate Change, typically we think about energy production, shipping, and agriculture. What often flies under the radar is the immense contribution from the fashion and textile industry. ‘The Fashion industry – worth $3 trillion […]

The Role of Private Capital in Conservation

15 May 2018

Register to participate Time: 13.00 – 15.00 (USA East Coast Time) There is a huge gap between the level of funding that is needed to protect the world’s valuable ecosystems, and actual money that is being directed into them, most of which, to date, has come from public or charitable sources. However, this is truly […]

YOUth ACTivation: towards the Global Forest Goals

16 Apr 2018

REGISTER NOW Youth call for an awakening to the reality that we are valuable partners and agents of change in efforts to halt deforestation, particularly in facilitating collective action, building capacity, and sharing the message with everyday people. To do this we must be trained, organized and have a clear set of objectives to deliver. […]

3rd APRS media training Digital Summit

11 Apr 2018

Register Now Drawing on a broad range of expertise and experience, scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) will conduct a two-day training for members of the media on 21 April 2018 in preparation for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS). The training, which […]

Climate change and migration

3 Apr 2018

With more droughts, floods, heatwaves and other extreme weather events, adding to the increasing land degradation and rising sea levels, the number of people at risk of being negatively affected by climate change is rising. Environmental degradation has a devastating effect on livelihoods and income in less developed parts of the world, where most of […]

Landscape transformation: what does power have to do with it?

22 Mar 2018

REGISTER NOW Many different kinds of actors are involved in landscape transformations – indigenous landholders, small-scale farmers, agri-business corporations, land titling agencies, and forest conservation departments, to name just a few. Each actor has their own vision of how landscapes should be arranged, and who should be permitted to do what with the land. These […]

Land Use Change Needs Behavior Change

2 Mar 2018

We know we have to change. We know the time is now. The question is: How? Driven by agricultural expansion and the conversion to cash crops and monocultures, the past decades have seen rapid changes affecting landscapes in the tropics – coming largely at the expense of intact forests and other critical ecosystems. Ultimately, most […]

World Wildlife Day 2018: The role of youth in big cat conservation

21 Feb 2018

Last year the theme of World Wildlife Day was “listen to the young voices,” and this year, with the theme of “big cats: predators under threat,” we’re bringing some young voices to the fore to talk about their experiences in big cat conservation. Tune in on WWD 2018 for a roundtable discussion hosted by Youth […]

Mainstreaming Youth – The good, the best, and the ugly

5 Dec 2017

View the Summit Youth. They are the next generation of leaders — but what does that mean for us right now? What are the advantages and practical challenges to engaging youth through targeted programs? Youth mainstreaming is the strategic tool and strategy for effective youth development. Mainstreaming requires a comprehensive approach that can often be […]