At the fifth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF-5) on May 23, 2005, PROFOR and the NFP Facility co-hosted a side event to explore in what ways forests contribute to the broader sustainable development agenda set out by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), particularly those on poverty reduction and environmental sustainability. The Facility and PROFOR provided an overview on what each program is doing to support national forest programs (nfps) and to generate knowledge, tools and strategies to promote forests contribution to achieving the MDGs. The discussion was...
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April 03, 2006
The Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration, of which PROFOR is a member, organized this workshop designed to improve understanding of forest landscape restoration (FLR) and its benefits to people, livelihoods, environmental services and sustainable economies. The workshop included practical case studies presentations and field trips to enable participants to learn more about FLR in action. For more information about the Workshop agenda, visit the Global FLR Partnership's website: http://www.unep-wcmc.org
March 12, 2006
Continued tropical deforestation of 25-30 million acres per year is the second leading cause of global greenhouse gas emissions, behind fossil fuel combustion. The UNFCCC Parties at COP-11 referred the issue of tropical deforestation to the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technical Advice (SBSTA) as part of a two-year process. This process is a broad dialogue on procedural, technical and policy issues pertaining to tropical deforestation in developing countries and will result in recommendations to the UNFCCC's COP-13 in December 2007. In partnership with the Rainforest Coalition, PROFOR...
January 31, 2007
Over the course of the one and a half day meeting, the PROFOR Advisory Board discussed a range of issues including the state of the PROFOR portfolio and key outcomes from 2006 (see PROFOR Progress Report 2006), findings from the Mid-Term Review (MTR), priority topics for upcoming activities, and the proposed Global Forest Alliance initiative. The Board also identified areas for further collaboration with the NFP Facility and bilateral donor agencies in implementing PROFOR actives. The Advisory Board Meeting Report summarizes the discussion of the meeting.
February 06, 2008
This year, the PROFOR Advisory Board discussed the PROFOR portfolio and key outcomes from 2007 (see PROFOR Progress Report 2007), latest developments within the World Bank related to forestry, such as the new Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, and the institution's work on Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation, the results of a revised "Request for Proposals" process, and priority topics for upcoming activities. The Advisory Board Meeting Report 2008 summarizes the discussion of the meeting.