Recent videos from CPF members

27 February 2015 Robert Nasi - Wildlife: a forgotten and threatened forest resource Protein from wildlife (including fish) is crucial to food security, nutrition and health across the tropics. The harvest of duikers, antelopes, pigs, primates, rodents, birds, reptiles and fish provides invaluable benefits to local people both in terms of income and of improved nutritious diets. It also creates, often linked with commercialization, some very important health issues with the spread of several life-threatening diseases (Ebola, SARS). Vulnerability of the resource to harvest varies, with some species sustaining populations in heavily hunted secondary habitats, while others require intact forests with minimal harvesting to maintain healthy populations. Global attention has been drawn to biodiversity loss through debates regarding bushmeat, the “empty forest” syndrome and their ecological importance. However, information on the harvest and the trade remains fragmentary, along with understanding of their ecological, socioeconomic and cultural dimensions. Here we assess the consequences, both for ecosystems and local livelihoods, of the loss of these important resources and propose alternative management options. From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 34:11 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
26 February 2015 Mr.Eduardo Rojas-Briales, ADG, FAO Forestry Department - Closing remarks Climate change is a formidable challenge. Forestry can offer sustainable and cost-effective solutions to convert this looming crisis into excellent opportunities. The “Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector” online conference, organized by the FAO Forestry Department, in February 2015 has facilitated discussions on these opportunities in six sessions. The cross-sectoral linkages these opportunities offer are particularly relevant this year for solidifying the place of the forest sector on the post 2015 development agenda and global climate agreement. Mr. Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General, FAO Forestry Department, gives the closing remarks; thanking all who took part in this innovative conference. From: Forestry Video Views: 5 0 ratings Time: 04:17 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
26 February 2015 Emilie Smith Dumont, ICRAF scientist on her work with CIFOR in the DRC Emilie Smith Dumont, scientist World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), on her work around Virunga National in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, with the CIFOR project “Forests and Climate Change in the Congo”, funded by the European Union’s Global Climate Change Alliance (GCCA). From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 8 0 ratings Time: 09:13 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
25 February 2015 Women are to Gender what Trees are to Forests Gender and forests are re-emerging as central in the global sustainable development agenda. CIFOR and other forestry and environmental research organizations attempting to integrate “gender” into their research can learn from 40 years of scholarship on gender, development, and environment. Just as a collection of trees does not make a forest, “gender” is not simply a collection of women, or relations between women and men. Extensive analytical and empirical work on “gender” reveals that there is much heterogeneity among women, and that their social positions depend not just on their relations with men but are interconnected with their class, ethnicity, geographic location, and age. That is, understanding the gendered dynamics of forest management and/or sustainable development requires acknowledging the heterogeneity of gender relations and the fact that they are not just a product of local factors but are also shaped by broader political and economic forces. For watching the previous Science@10 presentation, please go to the CIFOR TV here From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 13 1 ratings Time: 27:56 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
19 February 2015 Economics of increasing afforestation and reforestation as a climate change mitigation measure Dr. Cornelis van Kooten speaks at the Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector international online conference. Organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in February 2015, the conference explored how a wide range of different interventions in the forest sector might help to mitigate climate change, based on existing country experiences as well as analyses of the costs and benefits of various options under a range of different circumstances. http://www.fao.org/forestry/cc-mitigation-economics/en/ From: Forestry Video Views: 12 1 ratings Time: 12:38 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
12 February 2015 Having your forests and eating them too - Terry Sunderland Forests don't just supply trees and clean air, they also supply things like juicy edible caterpillars and life-saving cancer treatments. In "Having your forests and eating them too: Why trees are good for you", self-confessed science geek Terry Sunderland shares the ups and downs of 25 years as a forestry researcher and explains why forests must be factored into national policies regarding food, medicine and energy.Presented on the 14th of January at ‘Nerd Nite Indonesia’, @america, Jakarta. From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 9 0 ratings Time: 42:10 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
11 February 2015 International Day of Forests 2015 Climate change is subjecting our planet to unsustainable pressures. Forests and trees trap and store carbon as they grow – standing at the frontline against climate change. Join us in celebrating the International Day of Forests on 21 March.http://www.fao.org/forestry/international-day-of-forests/en/ From: FAOVideo Views: 170 3 ratings Time: 01:01 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
11 February 2015 Ashwin Ravikumar: Presentation on REDD+ Benefit Sharing Ashwin Ravikumar presents on benefit sharing lessons and multilevel governance at the CIFOR side event "Benefit and Burden Sharing in Forest Policies and REDD+" - held on the sidelines of COP 20 in Lima, Peru.The event addressed the benefits and costs associated with forest conservation initiatives across multiple countries, and their equity implications. It built on results gathered from an ongoing multi-year European Commission-funded project aimed to provide policy options and guidance to improve the design, development, and implementation of REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms. From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 14:14 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
10 February 2015 Andrew Wardell - Coping with the Upheavals of Globalization in the Shea Value Chain Speaker: Andrew Wardell, Senior Manager Research Capacity & Partnership Dev, CIFOR.Date: 27 January 2015Market globalization has had only a weak impact on the regional shea nut supply chain in western Burkina Faso despite the boom in the shea trade and the arrival of leading foreign firms. We show that despite the fact that wholesalers have kept the shea chain locked in an oligarchic organization for the last 50 years, they still play an important role in the smooth functioning of the chain and in profit sharing down the chain to the rural poor. We suggest that development actors should consider shea traders and their role in the coordination of the chain more carefully. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305750X14002691 From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 25:41 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
10 February 2015 Steven Lawry - The Impact of Land Property Rights Interventions Speaker: Steven Lawry, Research Director, Forests & Governance, CIFOR.Date: 27 January 2015Location: CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia. Secure and predictable access to land as a productive resource is key to the livelihoods of millions of farmers around the world. Existing evidence on the effects of land property rights interventions is mixed and to a considerable degree dependent upon the initial land rights conditions. We conduct a systematic review of current quantitative and qualitative evidence on the effects of land property rights interventions. The quantitative results are based on a corpus of 20 studies. Studies on freehold titling provide evidence mostly consistent with conventional economic theories of property rights: land tenure interventions substantially improve productivity and consumption expenditure or income, with long-term investment and increases in perceived tenure security as plausible mechanisms (a credit-collateral channel finds no support). The quantitative evidence base has very little to say about consequences of such policies for social outcomes like displacement, conflict, or gender equality. Thus, while tenure recognition appears to improve land productivity and the material welfare of those who have access to registered land, we do not have a clear sense of the dynamics that follow from such policies in terms of overall access to land. We also have no quantitative evidence on policies that certify communal property rights, one of the forms of property rights enhancement that motivated our interest in this review. The qualitative side of the review analyzed nine studies that catalogued a broad spectrum of both positive and negative experiences with land tenure interventions, confirming that social impacts can be significant, unpredictable and in some instances negative, such as displacement or diminished property rights for women. The study results draw attentio... [more]
6 February 2015 Greening Furniture Economy From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 32 2 ratings Time: 07:33 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
6 February 2015 Greening Furniture Economy From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 20:32 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
4 February 2015 Jacob Phelps - Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes are increasingly promoted to protect ecosystems and their associated services. However, there is a challenge to contextualising these schemes, which are often site-based, within the broader biophysical landscape. Notably, PES schemes are subject to a range of local and global processes and stressors. Stressors external to a PES site, such as forest fires, pollution, sea level rise, and ocean acidification, may undermine ecosystem stability and sustained ecosystem service provision, yet their threats and impacts are difficult to account for within PES scheme design. During this talk, I will present a typology of external biophysical stressors, and consider their implications for environmental governance and PES. Learn more: http://www.cifor.org/project-websites/payment-environmental-services/ From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 22 1 ratings Time: 44:13 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
2 February 2015 Ms Eva Muller - FAO Forest Economics Policy and Products Division Director FAO Forest Economics Policy and Products Division Director, Ms Eva Muller, gives the opening remarks of the “Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector” online conference. The world’s forests and forest products play a key role in the global carbon cycle and their contribution to reduce carbon emissions will be substantial. Yet the economics of many climate change mitigation options in the forest sector is less understood. It may be why many countries tend to focus largely on one or two options in their investments and policy measures. The “Economics of Climate Change Mitigation Options in the Forest Sector” online conference organized by the FAO Forestry Department in February 2015 will facilitate discussions with experts on various economics aspects of this topic in six sessions. The FAO Forest Economics Policy and Products Division Director, Ms Eva Muller, gives the opening remarks. From: Forestry Video Views: 16 1 ratings Time: 04:24 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
20 January 2015 Hooi Chiew Thang From: Forestry Video Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 01:50 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
20 January 2015 John Hontelez From: Forestry Video Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 01:16 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
20 January 2015 Ravi Prabhu From: Forestry Video Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 01:45 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
20 January 2015 Antonio Matamoros From: Forestry Video Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 00:56 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
20 January 2015 John Hall From: Forestry Video Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 02:15 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
13 January 2015 El Desafío de Bonn El Desafío de Bonn: Éste sirve como una plataforma de implementación para numerosos compromisos internacionales existentes con componentes de restauración, con la meta de restaurar 150 millones de hectáreas a nivel mundial hasta 2020. Dicho esto, el Desafío tiene como fin generar una acción temprana de Reducción de Emisiones debidas a la Deforestación y la Degradación Forestal (REDD+) bajo la Convención Marco de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) así como tomar acción para lograr el Objetivo 15 de Aichi sobre Biodiversidad relativo a restauración por, al menos, 15 % de los ecosistemas degradados del mundoa más tardar en 2020; y las metas internacionales relativas a la lucha contra la desertificación y la degradación de la tierra. From: IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature Views: 14 0 ratings Time: 07:35 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]