Agricultural supply chains as a driver for forest and landscape restoration

7 Aug 2018

Agricultural supply chains are responsible for over 70% of tropical deforestation, but can also be important drivers for reforestation and landscape restoration. While landscape initiatives emerge around international supply chains, sector initiatives strive to halt deforestation and reforest landscapes. But how can the sector be incentivized to invest in more sustainable landscapes? What role can […]

Mainstreaming Blue Carbon to meet Global Commitments

25 Jun 2018

Blue Carbon Summit You may wonder what Blue Carbon is and why it’s so important – and rightfully so. The protection and restoration of Blue Carbon is an area that has been ignored for so long. But the health of these neglected ecosystems has important implications for the global climate and sustainable development. Generally, Blue […]

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

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 annually – is […]

The Role of Private Capital in Conservation

15 May 2018

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 beginning to change, […]

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 […]