Number crunching: Making sense of REDD+ and results-based payments

BONN, Germany (CIFOR) – Making the conservation of tropical forest ecosystems financially attractive for communities and smallholder farmers is critical for meeting U.N. climate targets aimed at preventing post-industrial average temperatures from rising to 1.5 degrees Celsius or higher. Worryingly, the one-degree target has already been surpassed in parts of the planet: Global warming on…

Les marchés du bois à la rescousse pour sauver les forêts tropicales

Gerhard Dieterle est le Directeur exécutif de l’Organisation internationale des bois tropicaux (OIBT), organisation intergouvernementale qui encourage la conservation des ressources forestières tropicales et leur durabilité en matière de gestion, d’exploitation et de commerce. Certaines multinationales et certains marchés, parmi les plus importants du monde, exigent maintenant la preuve que le bois ou ses produits…

Is simplicity always best?

Bonn – “We humans want to see everything as simple,  little and ‘square’,” says Chris Martius, principal climate scientist of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), as he shows a picture of a boxfish in his presentation at Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn. But cuteness can hide danger. Some boxfish species invented MAD, Mutually…

Le changement climatique, la dégradation des terres et la disparition des arbres ont des conséquences catastrophiques sur les récoltes

Ghana – Huitième partie de la série de vidéos « Les populations inaudibles d’Afrique de l’Ouest peuvent inspirer le monde » produite dans le cadre du projet WAFFI. Le changement climatique, la dégradation des terres et la disparition des arbres ont des conséquences catastrophiques sur les récoltesYara Nankong, communauté Nakong, district de Kassena-Nankana, Région du…

How timber markets can help save tropical forests

Gerhard Dieterle is Executive Director of The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), an intergovernmental organization that promotes conservation of tropical forest resources and their sustainable management, use and trade. Some of the world’s biggest companies and markets are demanding proof that any imports of wood or wood products from their suppliers, are from legal and…

Collaborating for the Commons

Peru – As the environment changes around us, finding solutions to benefit the common good has never been more pressing. Enter multi-stakeholder forums (MSFs), a seemingly simple idea of getting everybody in one room. These forums bring together government, communities, civil society organizations and business, to share information and find resolutions to commonly held challenges.…