Forest Policy and Governance
Land tenure, forest use conflicts and benefit sharing arrangements are key issues to be addressed in African forest policy. State-of-the-art knowledge on these issues across Sub-Saharan Africa will assist in formulation and implementation of appropriate policies.
GLF Accra 2019: Restoring Africa's Landscapes – Uniting actions from above and below
Time: 17:30 - 20:30
Venue: EXPO UNIMED, Curitiba - Brazil
All FORNESSA members present at the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil are kindly entreated to be present at this meeting. The meeting is scheduled to start at 12:00 and end at 14:00.
XXV IUFRO World Congress - Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development
Forest Scientists, Colleagues,
We are pleased to inform you that the Deadline for Abstracts for the XXV IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, 29 September – 5 October 2019, has been extended to Thursday, 10 January, 2019!
This report entitled "Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities" presents the outcomes of the sixth global scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of GFEP.
Deadline for proposals: 1 August 2018
Congress Title: "Forest Research and Cooperation for Sustainable Development"
In 2014, the Government of Ethiopia requested the UN-REDD Programme to support the country in assessing the contribution of forest ecosystems to national income in the context of the national REDD+ process.
This publication analyses whether increased efficiency in forestry operations and forest product processing and utilization are interesting REDD+ policies and measures for the Government of Kenya to pursue, with the potential to attract public and/or private investments to enable REDD+ implement
(FAO-EU FLEGT Programme News 24/11/17) Timber buyers and producers in Ghana discussed how to ensure a reliable supply of legal timber against a backdrop of rising domestic demand as well as a new public procurement policy.
(KGOU 26/11/2017) The Earth's forests are getting smaller. As they do, they're also changing shape - from big expanses of trees to smaller forest fragments separated by roads or farmland. That's making life a struggle for many plants and animals.
As we grapple with the scourge of climate change, world-wide forest destruction, plunder and droughts, our forests in the developing world are also not being spared.
Johannesburg, November 29, 2017 - Nigeria has pledged to restore 4 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 as part of the AFR100 Initiative and Bonn Challenge, signalling the continuing drive across Africa to bring back productivity to its land.
By 2030, 24 African countries pledge to restore 100 million hectares of land. To some, this might sound like utopia. For us, it is reality, and *it.is.happening*!
Read more about this amazing initiative: