IUCN to convene a forum on forests and food security

27 June 2011 | News story
1 CommentWrite a comment

IUCN is planning to convene its State and Government members, NGO members; United Nations bodies and other international cooperating partners, international and local NGOs, academic and research institutions; and the business sector from Eastern and Southern Africa to a Regional Forum to discuss the link between forests, food security and finance in a changing climate. To be held in Johannesburg, South Africa on September 20 to 23, 2011, the Regional Forum will enhance knowledge, attitudes and practice for integrating forest conservation and food security, in a context of change, in Eastern and Southern Africa.

The Forum will involve three technical sessions for knowledge and experience sharing. The themes for the three Knowledge Streams are: Forests, Landscapes and People in a Changing Climate; Food Security in a Changing Climate; and Financing in a Changing Climate. 

A Green Pavilion will be organized during this forum. This will be a platform for showcasing forest-related activities that contribute to livelihoods, food security and climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Green Pavilion will give an opportunity for companies and organizations to market their innovations, technologies and projects that are related to forest and landscape management, food security, climate change, and financing.

The climax of the forum will be a regional celebration of the International Year of Forests during which the regional delegates will join South African counterparts in a publicized event within the City of Johannesburg.

It is expected that major outcomes, debates and resolutions of the Regional Forum will be taken futher to the Climate Change COP 17 in Durban, the Rio+20 in 2012, and the IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2012, among others.

The online Call for Contributions to the Knowledge Streams and the Green Pavilion closes on July 25, 2011. Please visit the Regional Conservation Forum site for more information.


Comments

1 Comment
1 Rachelle Adam
I would appreciate knowing IUCN's position on what has come to be known as 'landgrabbing". It seems that the conference planned for September in South AFrican addresses this issue but it is not clear.
Other than this conference I can't find any reference on your website to what is becoming a major threat to biodiversity and human wellbeing.
July 23, 2011 - 12:43
Comments
  • 1-1
  • 1
Write a comment

600 CHARACTERS LEFT

captcha
This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.