Experience has taught us that turning scientific evidence into transformative action requires creative partnerships and clear communication channels. The entities of the CIFOR–ICRAF network reinforce and advance our collective aim to unlock the potential of trees and forests to combat climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation.
CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
In 2020, FTA put in place a proactive management plan to adapt its plans of work and maximize delivery despite the Covid-19 context. Flagships 1 and 2 (FP1-2) initiated Transformative Partnership Platforms (TPP) respectively on Transforming the Quality of Tree Planting (TQTP) and on Agroecological approaches to building resilience of livelihoods and landscapes.
Global Landscapes Forum
The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) saw unprecedented digital growth during 2020, marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. It pioneered digital conferencing in the environmental space to connect the globe and fill science and knowledge gaps with its first fully digital conference in June.
Leveraging science to help businesses reach their climate and biodiversity goals
Resilient Landscapes is an innovative CIFOR-ICRAF venture, which aims to leverage science and research in scaling up investments in naturebased solutions to tackle climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss and land degradation. It promotes strategic public-private partnerships through joint project design, benefit sharing and robust performance metrics generating financial, social, and natural capital dividends for investors and businesses.