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.

Leveraging the power of forests and trees for climate change adaptation of the most vulnerable

Forests and tree provide multiple benefits that contribute to the resilience of people and ecosystems. This side event presents a set of principles and strategies for integrating local adaptation practices into climate policy and action and ensuring that vulnerable people are included.

Moderator: Gabrielle Lipton, GLF


  • Jamal Annagylyjova, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity/ Nairobi Working Programme
  • Houria Djoudi, CIFOR-ICRAF
  • Amy Duchelle, FAO
  • Felix Dodds, University of North Carolina, USA
  • Eileen Mairena Cunningham, Indígena del Pueblo Miskitu de Nicaragua
  • Charles Sarpong Duah, Ghana Forestry Commission