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Why are the trillions of dollars available for forest finance still not reaching the regions that most need them? To produce a roadmap toward new models for landscape finance, CIFOR and partners will convene an expert symposium in London on 10 June, directly linked to the UNFCCC Standing Committee on Finance’s 2015 workplan.

  • Learn more: Read why 2015 provides the perfect window for scaling up landscape finance.
  • Contact us: The World Bank, UNEP-FI and the European Investment Bank have joined the event as coordinating partners. Participation is restricted to 125 and upon invitation only. For more information, please write to

The biggest event outside COP21 in Paris this year is already taking shape. Organizations interested in taking part in the Global Landscapes Forum can now submit their interest in innovative opportunities to engage, including:

  • Discussion Forums for interactive exchange among speakers and the audience;
  • Launchpads, an ideal platform for new research and new initiatives;
  • Landscapes Laboratory, which will showcase how data, geospatial technologies and the Internet are revolutionizing our ability to monitor and manage the natural world.
Go to to get involved in the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum.

Think Landscapes – Think Youth? Learn how and why the two go together, and catch a glimpse of what youth leaders plan for 2015 in this short video.
The ‘youth in landscapes’ initiative is a new project uniting top young forestry and agriculture innovators (ages 18-35) to tackle global land use challenges and create solutions using innovation tools, leadership development and intercultural skills.

Sustainable development concepts like “Green Economy,” “Inclusive Green Growth,” “Low Carbon Development” and “Climate-Smart Agriculture” are gaining momentum, yet they lack universal consensus regarding their implications, particularly for forests and livelihoods. IUFRO is calling for scientific papers to assess how shifting development discourses affect forests. To share your ideas on forests in a new development agenda, send in your abstracts by 30 April.

Q: What do China, Tanzania and Ethiopia have in common?

A: A good shot at overcoming poverty by restoring forest landscapes.

Globally, landscape restoration initiatives now aim for a combined restored land area of 350 million hectares by 2030, with implementation well on track to meet targets.


Background Reading

2015 Global Landscapes Forum Flyer

2014 Global Landscapes Forum Final Report

2014 Global Landscapes Forum Outcome Statement

Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case (10 June, London)



What are the biophysical, institutional, and socioeconomic contextual factors associated with improvements in livelihood and environmental outcomes in forests managed by communities?: A systematic review protocol

Carbon Pools And Multiple Benefits Of Mangroves In Central Africa: Assessment for REDD+

Opportunities for using climate change mitigation and adaptation measures to make progress towards the CBD Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Guangxi Province, China

To what extent does the presence of forests and trees contribute to food production in humid and dry forest landscapes?: a systematic review protocol

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