CIFOR - Global Landscapes Forum 2014: A Summary and Celebration



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Special wrap-up video brings you a selection of voices and views from the Forum. Watch it here, and delve into other materials from the event, now available online at



  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Thanks to collaborative efforts, Tweets about the event reached 6.7 million different Twitter accounts, with discussions on how to #ThinkLandscape reaching 5.4 million. Take a look at a sample of Twitter highlights here.




2015 Global Landscapes Forum in Paris is confirmed

The Steering Committee of the Global Landscapes Forum is pleased to announce that the third annual Forum will take place on Sunday 6 December 2015 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris. With land use a key sector for achieving the world’s climate and sustainability goals, the Committee is already working to make sure voices from around the globe are brought together in an event that will be like no other.

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Governments, business and investors must act faster and think bigger in fighting climate change and promoting sustainable development, experts at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum said – and they identified finance, human rights and sustainable landscapes as the necessary artillery. More than 1,700 people from 90 countries – among them 14 Ministers and Vice Ministers and a former President – took part in the two-day event. “Whether we talk about rights, finance or research for landscapes, we must not be afraid to think big – very big,” said CIFOR’s Director General Peter Holmgren.

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Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

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ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

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Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

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Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

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Watch our new video – UICN

On the occasion of the World Biodiversity Day, this new PPI video proposes to illustrate this question of biodiversity conservation and the links with local economic development. It shows two testimonies, one of Alexis Kaboré (NATUDEV) who develops sustainable value chain of honey and shea butter in the PONASI complex in Burkina Faso and one of Caleb Ofori (Herp Ghana) who implements a national ecotourism project in the mountains of eastern Ghana.

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COVID-19 and smallholder producers’ access to markets - FAO

In a pandemic such as COVID-19, measures to limit the spread of the virus require physical isolation and various levels of restrictions on people’s movement, and in some cases complete lockdowns. Inevitably, these measures cause transportation delays and bottlenecks in the flow of goods and services, including in the agricultural sector.

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