IUFRO at the Global Landscapes Forum 2017

At this year's Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn, Germany, IUFRO will co-host two discussion forums and share a booth with partner organizations at the Restoration Pavilion throughout the event.

One discussion forum will focus on "rainfall recycling", the other on "capacity building for forest and landscape restoration":

Tuesday, 19 December - 14:00-15:30

'Rainfall Recycling' as a Landscape Function: Connecting SDGs 6, 13 and 15

Discussion Forum: organized by: CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

New research suggests that vegetation plays a critical role in the frequency and intensity of rainfall. This discussion forum will explore the implications on the many areas affected by these effects - land restoration, water management and climate change adaptation - toward an integrated approach for land/water and climate for the SDGs.



Wednesday, 20 December - 11:00-12:30
Building capacities for the restoration of tropical forest landscapes and the enhancement of their ecosystem goods and services

Discussion Forum: organized by: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) can deliver long-term, large-scale benefits only when national and sub-national FLR practitioners are equipped with the capacities to plan and facilitate economically viable FLR projects in specific local contexts. This session will focus on indispensable capacities for implementing FLR in complex socio-ecological and socio-political environments and place special emphasis on the productive capacities of tropical landscapes.



GPFLR Pavilion Booth 2: FLR Capacity Building. Changing minds, changing landscapes.

Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR)

Changing minds, changing landscapes.

Changing minds, changing landscapes. Brought together by a common interest in capacity building, training, and education for forest and landscape restoration (FLR), CIFOR, Commonland, IUFRO, RAIN/Aidenvironment, Wageningen University and Research (WUR), and the von Thünen Institut are partnering in this booth with the objective of sharing capacity building resources including educational material, experiences and key training modules for the successful implementation of FLR.

These partners will present case studies from international participants of the pre-GLF "Think Landscapes" course (WUR), results of a global survey on extracurricular training on FLR (CIFOR), and ENABLE, the European Network for the Advancement of Business and Landscape Education featuring curriculum development, MOOCs, cases, and experiential learning (Commonland).

Additionally, members of the IUFRO Task Force on Forest Adaptation and Restoration under Global Change will discuss successes and failures of Adaptive Forest Management (AFM) and FLR, with case studies from Asia and Africa, as well as a new publication "Forest Landscape Restoration: A Practitioner's Guide" (IUFRO/von Thünen). RAIN/Aidenvironment will showcase SPONGE city Landscape Restoration in Kenya. Visitors to the booth will be invited to participate in a restoration and adaptation survey, capacity building brainstorming, and in creating a great space for discussion and exchange.


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