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.



Advancing Sustainable Transformation

14 - 16 June, Online, 09:00 - 16.00 CET

Session 22: (Part one) Transformative Forest and Landscape Restoration to achieve the SDGs – Research, theory and practice (SDG 15, 2)

This session will discuss the potential Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) pathways to advancing sustainable transformation and achieving the SDGs based on research and experiences from across the global tropics. We will also discuss fundamental questions such as ‘What functions to restore and for whom?’ or ‘How can we ensure truly transformative FLR with outcomes that are sustainable in the long term

  • Lars Laestadius (SLU, Sweden): Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) – Requirements and opportunities for a globally meaningful response to Agenda 2030.
  • Leigh A. Winowiecki (CIFOR-ICRAF, Kenya): The power of data-driven networks for effective implementation and monitoring of land restoration
  • Madelon Lohbeck (Wageningen University, The Netherlands): Natural regeneration as a nature-based solution to restoring degraded lands
  • Aida Bargues Tobella (SLU, Sweden): Transformative trees - Impacts of tree-based restoration on water security
  • Asmamaw Alemu (University of Gondar, Ethiopia): Market Driven Afforestation – Charcoal Value Chain Drives Rapid Afforestation
  • Erik Karltun (SLU, Sweden): Commercial forestry for sustainable development - Catalyzing the forest sector development in Ethiopia
  • Dennis Garrity (CIFOR-ICRAF & WRI, Kenya): Restoration that puts people first: It’s the only way to succeed

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Lars Laestadius

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Leigh Winowiecki

Global research leader: soil and land health, CIFOR-ICRAF

Madelon Lohbeck

Wageningen University

Aida Bargues Tobella

Researcher at the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Asmamaw Alemu

University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Erik Karltun

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)

Dennis Garrity

Drylands Ambassador for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification | EverGreen Agriculture Partnership Chair, ICRAF
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