International Year of Forests 2011
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New information on mountain ecosystems highlights need for investment, adaptation and resilience - CPF, 14 December 2011
International scientific experts confirm key role of forests for overcoming fossil fuel
dependence and mitigating climate change, but call for balanced approaches - IUFRO, COST, ESF and BFW, 14 November 2011
Forests, potential solution in the fight against hunger - CPF, 26 October 2011
As world goes urban, new focus on role of trees in cities - CPF, 3 October 2011
Ecotourism can play a vital role in maintaining healthy forests - CPF, 28 September 2011
Better landscape management needed to prevent forest fires - CPF, 9 September 2011
Increased forest threat from extreme weather - Improved forest management needed – CPF, 9 August 2011
Including indigenous peoples and traditional knowledge in forest management key to REDD+ success – CPF, 9 August 2011
Trees and Landscape Restoration Can Help Deliver a 'Triple Win' - CPF, 23 May 2011
Forests are a path to sustainable development - CPF, 13 May 2011
Global forestry institutions call for more community‐based forest management - CPF, 22 April 2011
World Health Day 2011: Forests Provide Untapped Resources for Human Health - CPF, 6 April 2011
Forests are key for high quality water supply - CPF, 18 March 2011
Wegweisend für die internationale Waldwissenschaft - IUFRO, 21 February 2011
Community-based forest management key to success of REDD+ - CPF, 4 February 2011
Water security depends on forests and wetlands - CBD, 2 February 2011
The Global Panel of Forest Experts releases assessment report and policy brief about international efforts to improve forest governance. Both documents will be launched officially at UNFF9.
"Embracing Complexity: Meeting the Challenges of International Forest Governance"
- GFEP assessment report published as IUFRO World Series 28 -
A new study assessing international efforts to improve forest governance was issued together with a policy brief on 24 January 2011 by the Global Forest Expert Panel on International Forest Regime. It suggests among other things that global efforts have too often ignored local needs and failed to address the fact that deforestation is usually caused by economic pressures from outside the forests. The detailed results of the work of the expert panel, which was constituted under the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and coordinated by IUFRO, will be presented to the Ninth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on 31 January 2011 as part of the launch of the International Year of Forests.
Report and policy brief available at:
Press release available at:
International Forest Shorts Film Competition Call for Entry: Mensch Wald, Germany's official UN International Year of Forests campaign, has launched with an exciting contest that invites every filmmaker - in every country - to enter a short film about how the forest inspires them. Three finalists will win a fantastic set of prizes. Visit http://vimeo.com/groups/menschwald to upload your film. Or go to http://www.menschwald.nrw.de/ to view the full campaign and contest terms and conditions.