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Collaborative Partnership on Forests presents the role of forests in a time of crisis at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 6 July 2021 At an event of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) highlighted the importance of forests during periods of crisis and showcased how responsible consumption and production can contribute to turning the tide on deforestation. [more]
Ready for action: Collaborative Partnership on Forests releases 2021-2024 work plan 27 April 2021 The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), a group of 15 international organizations whose work centers on the world’s forests, today published a new work plan for 2021 to 2024. [more]
Collaborative Partnership on Forests calls for halt to deforestation 27 April 2021 In the joint statement released on the sidelines of the 16th Session of the UN Forum on Forests at UN Headquarters, the CPF outlined the impacts of deforestation as well as the opportunities and actions required to reverse it. [more]
New Report Shows How Fiscal Reforms Can Positively Influence Forest Conservation and Ecosystem Health 30 March 2021 Fiscal policies with the right incentives can be a powerful tool to help governments reduce deforestation and forest degradation and promote the sustainability of forests, according to a new report from the Climate Investment Funds' (CIF) Forest Investment Program (FIP) and the World Bank. The report identifies fiscal reforms that can positively influence forest conservation and management while freeing up resources to be used for national development. [more]
New study: Forests are still underrated as allies to curb rural poverty 15 October 2020 Poverty is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Globally, one out of every 10 people lives in extreme poverty, defined by the World Bank as living on less than $1.90 per day. Many of them live in rural areas where the poverty rate is 17.2 per cent - more than three times higher than in urban areas. If current trends continue, the number of hungry people will reach 840 million or one ninth of the world’s population by 2030 according to the World Food Programme. [more]
 Collaborative Partnership on Forests urges to turn the historic challenge of COVID-19 into an opportunity for forestry and sustainability 12 October 2020 Forests and tree landscapes should be at the heart of building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic for a more resilient and sustainable future, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) said today. [more]
Do you know a true forest champion? Call for Wangari Maathai Award nominations 2021 27 July 2020 The CPF will award a forest champion for his/her outstanding achievements at the upcoming XV World Forestry Congress, in May 2021 in Seoul, Korea. Along with international recognition and prestige, the awardee will receive a cash prize of USD20,000 and travel support to participate in the award ceremony in Seoul. Do you know a true forest champion, who made exceptional contributions to preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women, youth and the environment? Nominate this person to receive the Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award 2021. [more]
Report of forum on sustainable, legal timber supply chains now available 21 July 2020 Mastering the forestry profession has never been a mere walk in the (forest) park, but meeting the needs of sustainable forest development is an increasingly complex task. In addition to traditional fields such as forest ecology, mensuration, planning and economics, foresters must now embrace integrated landscape approaches, participatory forest management, new technologies and climate change.An ITTO study conducted in five countries in the Congo Basin more than a decade ago concluded that there was a shortage of personnel with the qualifications needed to ensure sustainable forest development in the subregion. Several ITTO projects have since been undertaken to address this, culminating in a subregional project conducted between 2012 and 2019 encompassing seven main beneficiary education institutions across five countries. The project contributed to several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG 4 (quality education); this edition of the TFU presents some of its results. [more]
ITTO releases new guidelines for ensuring environmental and social compliance in its projects 21 July 2020 The ITTO Environmental and Social Management Guidelines draw on ITTO and global best practices to provide guidance on enhancing environmental and social safeguards in ITTO projects. [more]
Advancing forestry education in the Congo Basin 17 July 2020 Mastering the forestry profession has never been a mere walk in the (forest) park, but meeting the needs of sustainable forest development is an increasingly complex task. [more]
CPF Principals endorse Strategic Vision towards 2030 24 February 2020 27 January 2020, FAO, Rome, Italy – Principals of the member organizations of the Collaborative Partnership (CPF) endorsed the CPF Strategic Vision towards 2030 with a bold and forward looking statement providing strategic direction to the work of the Partnership: “by 2030 all types of forests and forest landscapes are sustainably managed, their multiple values are fully recognised, the potential of forests and their goods and services is fully unlocked, and the Global Forest Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals and other global forest-related goals, targets and commitments are achieved.” [more]
Activist from Burundi receives top forestry award 1 October 2019 Burundian forestry activist Léonidas Nzigiyimpa was today awarded the 2019 Wangari Maathai ‘Forest Champions' Award in recognition of his passionate commitment and outstanding contribution to improving forests and the lives of indigenous peoples, women and youth in his country. [more]
International Conference: Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area - from Aspiration to Action 19 December 2017 Organized by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, this international conference will bring together a wide range of stakeholders from 20-22 February 2018 to discuss the challenges of halting and reversing deforestation and to jointly explore ways to accelerate progress towards achieving in particular the SDG Target 15.2 and Target 1.1 of the UNSPF. [more]
Video: Towards a vision on forests in the post-2015 era 15 December 2015 Heads of member organizations of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) met to discuss their post-2015 vision of forests ahead of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, in September 2015. Ideas shared at the high-level dialogue were incorporated into the official outcome document of Congress, the Durban Declaration, which sets out how forests and forestry should look for a sustainable future to 2050 and beyond. [more]
Ugandan community leader receives top forestry prize 11 September 2015 Ugandan forestry activist Gertrude Kabusimbi Kenyangi was awarded the 2015 Wangari Maathai ‘Forest Champions' Award in recognition of her efforts to promote the conservation and sustainable use of her country's forest resources.Given in recognition of outstanding efforts to improve and sustain forests, the award was established in 2012 by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, which is chaired by FAO. Its name honours the memory of Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist and the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace. [more]
Forests a key to achieving Sustainable Development Goals 6 September 2015 Durban, South Africa – Forests have an important role to play in the future of sustainable development and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said here today. The Director-General made his remarks during a high-level event of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). Leaders of the CPF’s 14 member organizations met to define their vision for forests and forestry in the post-2015 era, ahead of the XIV World Forestry Congress that starts tomorrow in Durban. Watch the video [more]
Celebrating 15 years of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests' achievements 5 May 2015 This year, we celebrate 15 years of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests’ (CPF) achievements as governments discuss the future International Arrangement on Forests (IAF), negotiate the future sustainable development goals and address climate change challenges. As these global policy ambitions take shape, countries’ and CPF’s commitment to supporting actions towards implementation of sustainable forest management has never been stronger. This publication presents highlights of the CPF’s achievements during the 2013-2014 biennium. The examples provide evidence of how the partnership contributes to the UN’s “Delivering as One” agenda, while at the same time engaging non-UN international partners. The partnership remains committed to its work on maintaining and sustaining the world’s forests. [more]
Seeking forest champions - nominations open for the 2015 Wangari Maathai Award 8 April 2015 The CPF Wangari Maathai Award recognizes extraordinary efforts by an individual to improve and sustain forests and the people who depend on them. One of the most prestigious forest accolades, the award was established by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) to honour the memory of Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai, a champion of forest issues worldwide and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. The 2015 winner will be awarded USD20,000, and will be invited to receive their award in person on 10 September 2015, at the World Forestry Congress 2015 in Durban, South Africa . [more]
Collaborative Partnership on Forests continues its strong support for the Global Landscapes Forum 7 December 2014 At the closing plenary of the Global Landscapes Forum, a statement from the Chair of the CPF, Eduardo Rojas-Briales, affirms that members of the CPF, collectively and individually, are working at policy level and on the ground in integrated landscape management for climate change adaptation and mitigation, for the achievement of the sustainable development goals and to progress toward a green economy. The statement highlights the many joint relevant initiatives of the Partnership. [more]
Ruiz Corzo wins Wangari Maathai Award 2014 6 October 2014 The Mexican environmental campaigner Martha Isabel ‘Pati’ Ruiz Corzo has won the Collaborative Partnership on Forests Wangari Maathai Award 2014 for her pioneering work to preserve forests and alleviate rural poverty in her native country. The Wangari Maathai Award recognizes extraordinary efforts by an individual to improve and sustain forests and the people who depend on them. Ruiz Corzo is recognized for making conservation profitable for rural communities in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere Reserve, one of the most ecologically diverse areas of Mexico. [more]


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