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CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Rooted Resilience: Sustaining African Landscapes

Africa faces immense challenges in sustainably managing its natural resources while balancing development needs and economic growth. This is especially critical as climate change impacts exacerbate resource strains. Sustainable production and conservation landscapes present opportunities to enhance livelihoods, spur local economy, foster resilience, support wildlife and biodiversity, and enable climate change mitigation. However, effective natural resources governance and integrated landscape management approaches are needed.

This session will explore innovations, strategies, and governance models for improved natural resources management with a focus on landscape approaches in Africa. Experts will share perspectives on landscape-scale planning, community-based approaches, technology solutions and nature-based solutions for sustainability. Discussions will center on overcoming barriers to sustainable resource use, creating incentive structures for stakeholders, and policy and finance opportunities.

CIFOR-ICRAF speaker

Peter Minang

Director Africa, CIFOR-ICRAF

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The team of the Global Comparative Study on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (GCS REDD+), led by CIFOR-ICRAF and in partnership with the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Centro de Inteligência Territorial (CIT), and the Governor’s Climate and Forests Task Force (GCFTF), is pleased to announce the official launch of the Online Deforestation and Carbon Emissions Platform for Brazil. 

This interactive tool allows its users to model deforestation and carbon emissions scenarios across Brazil’s Amazonia and Cerrado biomes until 2030. The launch of these scenarios provides timely support for policy makers and stakeholders working to reverse deforestation trends and update the national REDD+ strategy for Brazil (ENREDD+). The platform also calculates carbon credits in accordance with the Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) methodology.

Following the presentation there will be a panel discussion bringing together key actors from the public and non-profit sectors to discuss the how science and politics can intersect to support informed decisions about deforestation and climate change.

Join us for this sixth national ‘Science-Policy Dialogue’ of the GCS REDD+ programme in Brazil. Your voice and participation are invaluable in co-creating relevant, impactful policies to reverse deforestation and forest degradation.

English translation is available.

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Funding partners supporting this research include the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), the International Climate Protection Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP-FTA) with financial support from CGIAR Fund donors.

Decades of empowering landscape regeneration: Transforming policy and finance systems to benefit people and nature

EcoAgriculture Partners is celebrating its 20th anniversary with an event delving into the journey of landscape regeneration. This webinar aims to highlight work in this field and discuss how integrated land management (ILM) will be pivotal in the future for achieving global climate and sustainable development goals. 

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During COP28, integrated solutions were pushed to center stage, and 71 countries endorsed the Coalition for High Ambition Multilevel Partnerships (CHAMP) for Climate Action Pledge. This webinar aims to build off of this momentum.

Panelists:

  • Sara Scherr, President and CEO, EcoAgriculture Partners
  • Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, Climate-KIC
  • Emile Frison, Senior Advisor, Agroecology Coalition
  • Peter A. Minang, Director, Africa, CIFOR-ICRAF
  • Jagdeesh Puppala, CEO, Living Landscapes

Moderator: Nate Hegyi, Host of ‘Outside In’, New Hampshire Public Radio, USA

Background

Knowing that blue carbon ecosystems, including mangroves, seagrass meadows and saltmarshes are capable of sequestering and storing more carbon than terrestrial forests, they have attracted global attention, notably in climate change mitigation and adaptation. As home of around 17% of global blue carbon stock, Indonesia has a great opportunity to conduct international trading of carbon credits from its coastal ecosystems.

To implement the Paris Agreement, Indonesia has committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as outlined in its nationally determined contribution (NDC). Presidential Regulation No. 98/2021 on Implementation of Carbon Economic Value (NEK) was enacted to help the country achieve its emissions reduction targets. This was followed by Minister of Environment and Forestry Regulation No. 21/2022 on Technical Guidelines for Indonesia Emissions Reduction Certification (SPEI). In addition, the Government of Indonesia has launched the Indonesia Carbon Exchange (IDXCarbon) to provide markets for trading of carbon credits to accelerate carbon emission reduction, and achieve net-zero emissions by 2060 or earlier.

Stakeholders, including non-state actors, private sector, business and coastal communities, are interested in taking the opportunities to invest and develop blue carbon projects in Indonesia – the largest host of mangroves in the world. However, they have yet to understand how SPEI, NEK and IDXCarbon will be operationalized and enable them to participate in blue carbon projects. This will eventually speed up the process to achieve country’s net zero emissions (NZE) in 2060 or earlier.

The CIFOR-ICRAF Transformative Partnership Platform: Blue Carbon Deck team, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, IPB University, the Indonesian Academy of Sciences (AIPI), and Indonesian Mangrove Society (IMS) organizes an open dialogue as a platform to facilitate exchange knowledge and experiences. It is expected that the challenges and barriers to implement projects on the ground may be removed and multi-stakeholder partnerships are promoted.

Objectives

  • Promote the role of Blue Carbon Deck as the platform for mutually beneficial partnership among actors interested in managing blue carbon ecosystems;
  • Familiarize with the mechanisms and procedures of blue carbon project development, with particular attention to policy, regulatory framework and methodologies;
  • Explore the investment and business opportunities leading to the blue carbon credit trading mechanism in Indonesia; taking into account the national commitments and agenda.

This event will be held bilingually in Indonesian and English with simultaneous translation.

For more information, please contact Kania Rahayu, k.rahayu@cifor-icraf.org.

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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP16

The 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will convene in October – November under three main objectives:

  1. The conservation of biological diversity;
  2. The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity;
  3. And the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

During COP16, governments will be tasked with reviewing the state of implementation of the Kuming -Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework and Parties to the Convention are expected to show the alignment of their National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) with the Framework.

COP16 will further develop the monitoring framework and advance resource mobilization for the Global Biodiversity Framework. Among other tasks, COP16 is also due to finalize and operationalize the multilateral mechanism on the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from the use of digital sequence information on genetic resources.

Take a look back at CBD COP15.

27th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO 27)

The 27th session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN’s (FAO) Committee on Forestry (COFO 27) will have biennial sessions bringing together heads of forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek solutions, and to advise the FAO and others on appropriate action.

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60th Sessions of the UNFCCC Subsidiary Bodies

The 60th Sessions of the United Nations Framework Convention Climate Change (UNFCCC) Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) are scheduled to take place in June.

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Transboundary haze is a widespread air pollution and smog that affects multiple countries and regions, including Southeast Asia (SEA). The issue of haze has transcended from being a regional concern to a global environmental crisis and is primarily caused by land clearing and peatland fires, causing severe environmental degradation, health hazards, and economic disruptions. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States (AMS) have taken several measures to tackle transboundary haze and promote regional cooperation to address the problem effectively. The key measures include the signing and ratification of the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (AATHP), adoption of the Roadmap on ASEAN Cooperation towards Transboundary Haze Pollution Control with Means of Implementation (2016-2020) and the ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy 2006-2020 (APMS), which specifically provided a framework of action to address peatland related haze issues.

A review commissioned to evaluate progress and experiences of the First (2016-2020) Roadmap implementation to achieve the vision of haze-free ASEAN has led to the development of a new roadmap.  In August 2023, the Second Roadmap on ASEAN Cooperation towards Transboundary Haze Pollution Control with Means of Implementation (Haze-Free Roadmap) (2023-2030) was adopted during the 18th Meeting of the Committee Under the Conference of the Parties to ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (COM-18) and 18th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (COP-18). It consists of nine mutually reinforcing strategies.

The Second Roadmap synthesizes lessons learned, best practices, and innovative approaches, charting a course that amalgamates regional aspirations with actionable steps toward a haze-free future. Drawing on lessons learned from the implementation of the First Roadmap and considering the need to increase stakeholders’ awareness of the Second Roadmap, it is crucial to provide a platform for relevant actors to exchange of views on the Roadmap’s various strategies and actions for addressing transboundary haze issues. Such platforms enable relevant stakeholders to better understand differing perspectives on aspects such as policy and regulatory framework and law enforcement, sustainable land management practices, community engagement, innovative technologies etc. This can serve as the basis for creating effective policies and implementation.

To promote public awareness of the Second Roadmap and encourage participation of stakeholders in the implementation of strategies and actions, the ASEAN Secretariat together with MAHFSA Programme, is hosting a hybrid launch of the Second Roadmap and policy dialogue on 21 February 2024 in Jakarta. This event will consist of a half-day launch ceremony followed by a policy dialogue. The policy dialogue will highlight new elements of the Second ASEAN Haze-Free Roadmap and discuss the inextricably linked strategies and actions. The policy dialogue will explore the roles of both the public and private sectors in combating haze, while emphasizing the critical need for collaborative endeavors between these sectors. By fostering a dialogue that encompasses diverse viewpoints and stakeholder contributions, the event endeavors to pave the way for a more holistic and inclusive approach towards achieving a haze-free Southeast Asia.

Objectives

  1. Highlight key elements of the Second ASEAN Haze-Free Roadmap
  2. Stakeholders discuss perspectives on strategies and actions, and resources of the Second Roadmap, including the role of public and private sector and other institutions to tackle fires and haze in the region
  3. Identify opportunities for collaboration and alignment
  4. The Second Haze-Free Roadmap is launched and showcased

Contact person: Santi Darmokusumo, s.darmokusumo@cifor-icraf.org

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CIFOR-ICRAF at UNFCCC COP28

HYBRID EVENT

TREES FOR RESILIENCE

CIFOR-ICRAF at UNFCCC COP28

WHEN
30 November – 12 December 2023
WHERE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Trees, food, carbon and climate: Connecting the solutions

Choices and actions taken – or not taken – in the next decade will have climate impacts for thousands of years. In the last months of 2023, a year of scorching heat records, the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will meet in Dubai at COP28 to agree on actions that will determine our planet’s future.

As a global leader on forests, trees, agroforestry and soil health, CIFOR-ICRAF has the evidence and insights people need to make these hard choices. Through eye-level dialogue with all stakeholders, our experts continue to inform policies and practices that benefit forests, landscapes and people.

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Contexte et justification

Le Centre de Recherche Forestière internationale – Centre international pour la Recherche en agroforesterie (CIFOR-ICRAF) est une institution de recherche de classe mondiale qui fournit des preuves et des solutions pratiques pour transformer la façon dont les terres et les ressources renouvelables sont utilisées, et la façon dont les aliments sont produits. En mettant en œuvre un programme d’appui à la recherche appliquée en écologie et sciences sociales en Afrique centrale (RESSAC), le CIFOR-ICRAF vise à renforcer l’impact de cette recherche sur la gestion durable des écosystèmes forestiers d’Afrique centrale. Financé par l’Union européenne pour une durée de 4 ans (2022-2025), les objectifs spécifiques du programme sont : a) d’organiser et soutenir des recherches appliquées visant à renforcer les connaissances en sciences sociales et en écologie sur la gestion et la valorisation des ressources naturelles dans les écosystèmes forestiers d’Afrique centrale ; b) de favoriser l’utilisation de ces connaissances dans les modes opératoires des acteurs ciblés et dans l’élaboration, la mise en œuvre et le suivi des politiques publiques et des programmes d’aide au développement durable en Afrique centrale.

L’une des premières activités de ce programme a consisté à sélectionner des projets de recherche innovants en écologie et en sciences sociales. À l’issue de l’évaluation des projets soumis dans le cadre du premier appel, neuf ont été retenus. Par la suite, les post-doctorants et les étudiants en Master ont été recrutés dans la plupart des projets, conformément au cahier des charges. La plupart des projets étant lancés, il était judicieux d’organiser un atelier d’échanges et de concertation pour parvenir à un cadre d’action et de suivi harmonisé des projets retenus.

Les objectifs de l’atelier

L’objectif final de cet atelier est de créer un cadre d’action et de suivi harmonisé des projets retenus par le programme RESSAC.
Plus spécifiquement, l’atelier vise à :
• Présenter tous les projets financés ;
• Discuter des progrès réalisés dans chacun des projets ;
• Définir des critères de suivi-évaluation ;
• Promouvoir le partage d’expérience entre les différents participants ;
• Renforcer les capacités des différents bénéficiaires ;
• Tirer les premiers enseignements de la mise en œuvre des différents projets ;
• Identifier les défis potentiels des post-doctorants et des étudiants en Master.

Profil des participants

Trente-huit (38) personnes de différentes institutions participeront à cet atelier :
• 27 participants des consortia (1 postdoc par projet, 1 encadrant de la structure d’accueil, et 1 encadrant de la structure de recherche) ;
• 1 représentant de la COMIFAC ;
• 1 représentant de l’UE ;
• 1 représentant de la CEEAC ;
• 8 représentants du CIFOR-ICRAF

Résultats attendus

À l’issue de cet atelier il est attendu que :
• les méthodes et les processus de mise en œuvre soient harmonisés ;
• les participants reçoivent le même niveau d’information sur les attentes et les délais de gestion des projets ;
• les participants créent de nouveaux réseaux ;
• les méthodes de recherche soient renforcées.

Déroulement de l’atelier

L’atelier se déroulera sur trois jours et sera divisé en 7 sessions :
• Cérémonie d’ouverture et objectif de l’atelier ;
• Émergence de la recherche forestière et objectif du RESSAC ;
• Concept de postdoctorant et ses réalités ;
• Présentation des projets et de leur état d’avancement ;
• Travaux en groupe : défis et opportunités ;
• Réseautage et suivi des projets ;
• Conclusion et perspectives.
Les participants effectueront une visite de terrain dans la scierie de la Cameroon United Forest (CUF) le quatrième jour entre 10 h et 12 h.

Animation, suivi et prise en charge des participants

La préparation, le financement et la facilitation de l’atelier seront assurés par le CIFOR-ICRAF

Speakers

Richard Eba’a Atyi

Coordinateur scientifique du programme RESSAC

Chouaïbou Nchoutpouen

Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC)

Guillaume Lescuyer

Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD)

Pr Moïse Tsayem

Université du Mans

Symphorien Ongolo

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

Justin Kamga

Forêt et Développement Rural pour un Monde Meilleur (FODER)

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