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Global Landscapes Forum in Lima, Peru, 6-7 December 2014

IUFRO and CIFOR organize a Discussion Forum on Sunday, 7 December, 16.00-17.30, presenting "New findings on the dynamics between forests, land use and food security".


IUFRO/CIFOR Discussion Forum at Global Landscapes Forum


Lima, Peru
Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) to be held in Lima on 6–7 December 2014 will explore the role of sustainable landscapes in a new climate and development agenda. Specifically, the Forum will aim to inform the design of Sustainable Development Goals and the successor to the Kyoto Protocol.

Multi-stakeholder Discussion Forums will contribute directly to one or several of the Forum's themes and inform policy makers gathered at the Forum about the newest findings from research and practice.

The Forum's themes are:

  • The implementation of integrated landscapes approaches
  • Forests, agriculture, mountains and land use in the new climate regime
  • Landscapes and the green economy
  • Landscapes and the post-2015 development agenda

IUFRO/CIFOR multi-stakeholder Discussion Forum
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), together with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will organize a multi-stakeholder Discussion Forum on Sunday, 7 December, 16.00-17.30, entitled "New findings on the dynamics between forests, land use and food security".

The discussion forum will present and debate emerging findings of a global scientific assessment of the relationship between forests and trees and food security and nutrition. Mandated by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), a Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) is investigating the diverse roles of forests in contributing to food security, dietary diversity and nutrition. The aim is to prepare a report that can be used for relevant international policy processes and the discussions on the post-2015 development agenda.

Coordinating lead authors of the assessment will present preliminary outcomes focusing on drivers of forest-food systems and response options across the landscape. The speakers will present the current evidence-base, as well as research gaps, constraints and opportunities.

Click here for the full description of this Discussion Forum.

Click here for the Spanish version of this text.

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