Interview with Tony Rinaudo – GLF Bonn 2018

4 Dec 2018

Known formally as World Vision’s Natural Resources Management Specialist, but known more famously as The Forest Maker, Tony Rinaudo helped transform millions of hectares of dry land in Niger. For many people, Tony is certainly an environmental hero, after making a positive impact on food security, and environmental sustainability and resilience for thousands of vulnerable […]

Interview with Jyotsna Puri – GLF Bonn 2018

4 Dec 2018

As head of the Independent Evaluation Unit at the Green Climate Fund (GCF), it is Dr. Jyotsna Puri’s job to ensure that this financial institution is accountable and open to continuous learning. The fund is part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and helps developing countries limit or reduce their emissions and […]

Interview with H.E. Siti Nurbaya – GLF Bonn 2018

4 Dec 2018

Siti Nurbaya obtained her PhD in Environmental Science in 1998 from a joint program between Bogor Agricultural University and Siegen University, Germany. She began her career as a government officer at Lampung Provincial Government in 1981 and a few years later was appointed as the Deputy Head of Provincial Development Planning Office. In 1998 she […]

Side Event 7: PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet: Connecting for impact: Promoting local success stories to inform global policy targets

3 Dec 2018

PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a global initiative to identify and celebrate existing local, national and regional solutions for nature conservation and sustainable development, facilitate knowledge exchange, and support broader application of success stories. Solution case studies are published on an online platform, documented in a standardized format describing their replicable key […]

Discussion Forum 17: Looking at the past to shape the Landscape Approach of the future

3 Dec 2018

In an attempt to inform our recent Operationalizing landscape approaches project, this discussion forum will bring together a diverse set of panelists experienced in implementing integrated landscape approaches in various contexts. We will convey the historical context related to attempts to reconcile the objectives of multiple stakeholders within tropical landscapes, identify emerging strategies of interest […]

Discussion Forum 16: Managing migration and remittances for environmentally sustainable

3 Dec 2018

The objective of the session will be to bring together leading researchers, thinkers, and policy-makers working on the nexus between migration and sustainable development in order to facilitate a discussion on leveraging research and evidence at various levels (local, national and global) for informed policy-making and to deliberate on a set of action points for […]

Side Event 4: Bamboo for restoration and economic development

3 Dec 2018

Bamboo and rattan have been variously described as ‘vegetal steel’, ‘green gold’ and ‘the wise man’s timber’. These plants combined have over 10,000 individual uses, providing a varied and sustainable source of income to people who harvest or make products from them. They are important resources, used for everything from poverty reduction to sustainable construction […]

Discussion Forum 4: 10 years of the Global Comparative Study on REDD+

3 Dec 2018

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation through results-based payments (RBP) is a key distinguishing feature of REDD+. However, REDD+ has evolved into a different set of activities and overall has not yet been as effective and efficient as anticipated when conceived. Nevertheless, the REDD+ debate has visibly advanced countries’ capacities and national and global […]

Discussion Forum 2: Global Bioenergy Partnership

3 Dec 2018

The event aims to discuss the relevance and opportunity of sustainable wood energy production and use as a contribution to forest landscape restoration (FLR) with stakeholders across sectors and especially between FLR and bioenergy stakeholders. The focus of the event will be on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), as both challenges and opportunities for sustainable woody bioenergy […]

Press conference: New global peatland research initiative

2 Dec 2018

In the spirit of international, multi-stakeholder and multi-donor South-South cooperation, the International Tropical Peatland Center (ITPC) is built on the principle of true cross-sector collaboration and integration, building a resilient and holistic platform for science, policy and practice, and attracting the best minds working on research and practice in this field. The Center’s main objective […]