Forest Asia Conference CIFOR

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) will convene a two-day conference focusing on sustainable forest landscape management for green growth in Southeast Asia. The event seeks to position forests and landscapes at the core of ongoing policy processes in the region related to green growth, sustainable land use, climate change adaptation and mitigation, food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

Alongside rapid economic growth and overall progress in development, Asia is still home to roughly two thirds of the world’s poor and is disproportionately affected by extreme weather, with much of its rural population dependent on climate-sensitive sectors such as forestry, agriculture or fishing. Already a major contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and land use change, Southeast Asia’s growing economy and population will add further pressure on the region’s forests and landscapes for forest goods, food, nutrition and energy.

Expected to attract more than 1,000 participants from the policymaking, business, civil society, research, donor and media communities, the conference will address governance and trade and investment opportunities, climate change mitigation and adaptation, improved livelihoods, and sustainable food systems for health and nutrition.

Conference dates: 5-6 May 2014, Jakarta

Registration open: 20 January 2014

Book your place at next year’s biggest regional conference on forest landscapes. Registration for the Forests Asia conference will open 20 January 2014. Please register at www.forestsasia.org

Applications to host sessions now open: Deadline – 31 January 2014

CIFOR is accepting applications from organizations to host Technical and Networking sessions on 5 May, day one of the Forests Asia conference.

For guidelines and information on applying, please visit www.forestsasia.org or contact Adinda Hasan: a.hasan@cgiar.org