Forests

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) can improve lives, protect forests and biodiversity, and mitigate climate change...
Since 2009 and with support of the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA) and of Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB),... Read more
In this second part of a two-part blog series, George Akwah Neba, IUCN’s REDD+ Programme Officer, continues his discussion on secured livelihoods as...
IUCN is working with partners and government institutions to pilot and upscale livelihood enhancing options for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD). Pilot initiatives... Read more
The New Partnership on Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is convening governments and NGOs for a two-day conference on forest landscape restoration (FLR)...
At the meeting, governments will work with their financial and technical partners to create a roadmap for countries to achieve their restoration goals. Representatives from Ethiopia, Kenya,... Read more
Global food security and climate change are increasingly intertwined. World Food Day gives us an opportunity to discuss the challenges that lie ahead...
Today, the world is producing more food than ever. In fact, 17% more food is produced per person now than was produced three decades ago[1]. Yet, approximately, one-third of the food around... Read more
Achieving forest landscape restoration (FLR) at scale is contingent upon the engagement and commitment of thousands of landowners and communities....
The event built upon a 2015 learning exchange with China, Guatemala and Indonesia in Brazil, focused on the sub-watersheds of Xayá-Pixcayá, which supply water to nearly 50% of Guatemala’s two million... Read more
Climate change undermines the stability and resilience of our food production systems, and global responses cannot adequately address them in...
The 43rd session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) recently held at FAO in Rome, Italy, hosted a series of debates that took stock of the scalable solutions addressing “Sustainable... Read more
Until recently, the significance of forest dependence had not been well understood. It was generally assumed that the livelihood value of forests was...
There has been growing interest in the livelihood values of forests, with a number of research studies and learning initiatives undertaken by the World Bank, FAO, PROFOR, CIFOR, IIED, ODI, WRI... Read more
October 2016 - Marie Parramon Gurney is the lead coordinator in Africa for SUSTAIN, an initiative to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in...
As well as overseeing both Tanzania and Mozambique coordinators, Marie facilitates regional partner engagement for the initiative and provides strategic guidance for programme implementation. She... Read more
On September 29, 2016, IUCN’s Global Forest Programme (GFP) is hosting a learning exchange on benefit sharing mechanisms in REDD+ initiatives at the...
The FCPF is a partnership of governments, civil society organisations, businesses and indigenous peoples working on reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation, an approach commonly known... Read more
More than 750 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in Africa can be restored, to the benefit of vulnerable local communities and the...
The Government of Rwanda, the Secretariat of the East African Community and IUCN, supported by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB... Read more
Primary forests are under intense pressure – a rapidly dwindling resource of which only one-fifth are officially protected. Conservation of primary...
Primary forests are among the most important and valuable habitats on Earth – and they are finite – making up only 36% of the world’s remaining forests. A primary forest is a “naturally regenerated... Read more
Nearly 1,000 Hawaii students descended on the 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress for Students’ Day. Those who passed through the Forest Pavilion...
On the morning of September 6 2016, hundreds of 11-18 year olds from across the Hawaiian Islands gathered at the Hawaii Convention Center for the IUCN World Conservation Congress. This inaugural IUCN... Read more

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