Science for Policy
Enhancing forest-related development: IUFRO-WFSE Side Event at UNFF11
The work of IUFRO's Special Project World Forests, Society and Environment has recently focused on identifying what appear to be important conditions that foster or hinder meaningful progress towards improved forest-based livelihoods and the challenges for community and smallholder forestry as important strategies towards this end. Endeavours to improve forest-related livelihoods are situated in increasingly complex and dynamic contexts, with varying socioeconomic, institutional and biophysical characteristics and drivers that operate at different scales from the local to the global. A growing proportion of the world's forests are degraded and areas of secondary forests are expanding, as are planted forests. These changes in forest cover take place in contexts characterized by an increasing diversity of actors, burgeoning demand for forest-based goods and services and growing pressures leading to the conversion of forest lands to other uses.
The IUFRO-WFSE side event at UNFF 11 concentrates on the above mentioned issues focusing on the conditions that foster meaningful progress towards improved forest-based livelihoods and the community and smallholder forestry as important strategies towards this end in changing contexts.
IUFRO-WFSE Side event at UNFF 11, New York, Monday 4 May 2015, 1:15-2:30 p.m., Conference room 4 (CR 4): Flyer
Moderator: Glenn Galloway, University of Florida
Opening words: John Parrotta, IUFRO Vice-President
- Peter Holmgren, CIFOR: Changing forests under shifting institutional and economic contexts
- Pia Katila, Natural Resources Institute, Finland: Enabling conditions for enhancing forest-based livelihoods
- Glenn Galloway, University of Florida: Interaction among markets, policies and implementation
- Wil de Jong, Kyoto University: The way forward - holistic approaches and synergistic policies are the key