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Launch of the Global Assessment Report on "Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations"


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für deutschsprachige MedienvertreterInnen und Interessierte
Datum: Freitag, 16. Oktober 2020
Video:  https://youtu.be/2HPNZdtcA2U


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Media coverage selection

English:

Thomson Reuters Foundation (UK)
Forests overlooked as allies in global poverty fight, scientists say
https://www.reuters.com/article/global-nature-poverty-forests/forests-overlooked-as-allies-in-global-poverty-fight-scientists-say-idINL8N2H64W3

BBC Newsday (UK)
Forests are ‘key feature’ of food security landscape
RELEVANT RADIO EXCERPT STARTS AT 00.35.45
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w172x2wgps6k407

Interpress Service (Italy)
Why We Need Trees to End to Poverty – Landmark Report
http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/10/need-trees-end-poverty-landmark-report/

Xinhua (China)
Forests key to eradicate rural poverty, boost climate resilience: report
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-10/15/c_139442882.htm

The Guardian (Nigeria)
Tackling hunger, rural poverty through forests
https://guardian.ng/features/agro-care/tackling-hunger-rural-poverty-through-forests/

ENCA (South Africa)
The number of hungry people worldwide will reach 840 million
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1-K7hc4Cko&feature=youtu.be

The Nation (Kenya)
How forests can help keep millions out of poverty
https://nation.africa/kenya/news/explainers/how-forests-can-help-keep-millions-out-of-poverty-2484640

Down to Earth (India)
Alleviating poverty: Forests, trees can be trump card post COVID-19, says report
https://www.downtoearth.org.in/news/economy/alleviating-poverty-forests-trees-can-be-trump-card-post-covid-19-says-report-73849

Fair Planet (Germany)
The Nexus Between Forests And Poverty
https://www.fairplanet.org/editors-pick/the-nexus-between-forests-and-poverty/

IISD Reporting Services
Launch of the Global Assessment Report on "Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations"
https://enb.iisd.org/forestry/iufro-gfep/html/enbplus148num10e.html

EurekAlert
New study: Forests are still underrated as allies to curb rural poverty (press release pickup)
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/b-nsf101520.php

Caribbean News Service
New study: Forests are still underrated as allies to curb rural poverty (press release pickup)
https://caribbeannewsservice.com/new-study-forests-are-still-underrated-as-allies-to-curb-rural-poverty/

SEAS Michigan (USA)
New study: Forests are still underrated as allies to curb rural poverty (press release pickup)
https://seas.umich.edu/news/new-study-forests-are-still-underrated-allies-curb-rural-poverty

The New York Press News Agency (Poland and Eastern Europe)
Why We Need Trees to End to Poverty
https://www.muhabarishaji.com/2020/10/why-we-need-trees-to-end-to-poverty-landmark-report/


French:

Le Monde (France)
Les forêts seraient des alliées pour réduire la pauvreté
https://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2020/10/16/les-forets-seraient-des-alliees-pour-reduire-la-pauvrete_6056338_3244.html


German:

APA News (Austria)
Forscher: Gerechtere Waldnutzung kann zur Armutsbekämpfung beitragen
https://science.apa.at/site/politik_und_wirtschaft/detail?key=SCI_20201016_SCI39351351657000070

ORF (Austria)
Wie man mit Wald Armut bekämpft
https://science.orf.at/stories/3202333/

ORF (Austria)
AUDIO: Wald, Teststrategie, Raumsonde
https://oe1.orf.at/programm/20201015/607541/Wald-Teststrategie-Raumsonde

Global Magazin (Germany)
Wälder können Armut lindern helfen 
https://globalmagazin.com/waelder-koennen-armut-lindern-helfen/

Forst Praxis
Die Rolle des Waldes in der Armutsbekämpfung
https://www.forstpraxis.de/die-rolle-des-waldes-in-der-armutsbekaempfung/

Eco-world.de
Immer noch unterschätzt: Die Rolle des Waldes in der Armutsbekämpfung
http://www.eco-world.de/scripts/basics/econews/basics.prg?session=42f9412f5f8f557d_352964&a_no=38445&main=drucken


Russian:

Tehno News (Russia)
Новоеисследование: лесапо-прежнемунедооцениваютсякаксоюзникивборьбесбедностьювсельскихрайонах
https://tehnonews.ru/planeta-zemlja/228-novoe-issledovanie-lesa-po-prezhnemu-nedoocenivajutsja-kak-sojuzniki-v-borbe-s-bednostju-v-selskih-rajonah.html


Spanish:

El Tiempo (Colombia)
Estudio analiza cómo los bosques ayudan a combatir la pobreza rural
https://www.eltiempo.com/vida/medio-ambiente/los-bosques-ayudan-a-combatir-la-pobreza-rural-dice-nuevo-estudio-543427

El Espectador (Colombia)
El aporte indígena a la economía es conservar los bosques
https://www.elespectador.com/noticias/medio-ambiente/el-aporte-indigena-a-la-economia-es-conservar-los-bosques/

Radio Nacional Colombia (Colombia)
Entrevista con Monica Gabay, una autora principal
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Kipf4WwQIRcaKyTPDLwH3MaMcROw00H-/view?usp=sharing


Media Toolkit

PRESS RELEASES
New study: Forests are still underrated as allies to curb rural poverty - 15 October 2020
English - Spanish - German - French 

FACT SHEETS
Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations
English - German



 

 


Harvesting acai (Euterpeoleracea) in the state of Amapá, Brazil.
Bei der Ernte von Acai-Beeren (Euterpe oleracea) im brasilianischen Bundesstaat Amapá

Photo © Reem Hajjar


 

 

Nepali woman cutting firewood
Nepalesin beim Brennholzhacken

Photo © Conghe Song


 

 

Women in Malawi carrying firewood, a basic resource in their daily lives
Brennholz ist für diese Frauen in Malawi ein lebenswichtiger Rohstoff 

Photo © Jennifer Zavaleta Cheek


 

 

Forested landscape in Malawi
Waldlandschaft in Malawi

Photo © Jennifer Zavaleta Cheek



According to the World Bank, more than 780 million people live below the international poverty line of US $ 1.90 a day. Around 75% of the poor inhabit rural areas, in many cases regions of high forest cover.

How do forests and tree-based landscapes affect poverty and wellbeing of the poor? What processes and conditions related to forests constrain or enable the reduction of poverty?

The Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Poverty will answer these questions and many more in their report, to be launched in autumn 2020.

The project is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany (BMZ), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) and the United States Forest Service (USFS).

Watch the video to get to know some of the Panel members


Members of the Forests and Poverty Panel