Discussions on regional, national and local developments and capacity to enable a sustainable and equitable transition in tropical forest regions.
Join this seminar to learn more about the outcomes and experiences from forest tenure reforms in the Amazon, transferring land rights to local communities and indigenous people.
Hunting has a bad reputation and is rarely considered in forest governance and conservation strategies. But what if, instead, we tried to learn from it?
Mairon Bastos Lima, Postdoctoral Researcher with TRASE and Chalmers University of Technology and member of Focali
A new research project will study how participatory forest monitoring can be a viable option to achieve long-term forest conservation goals by including animal species in the scope of forest conservation schemes.
It has been ten years since the global climate community agreed that a financial mechanism to support reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) must play a role in fighting climate change. Since then, a vast number of research projects have studied how REDD+ can be implemented in practice, and it has become apparent that paying local landowners for keeping trees is not a fix for sustainable forest management in its own right.
In the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Kichwa people wake up before dawn with their families to drink a caffeinated infusion of boiled leaves from the guayusa tree (Ilex guayusa). They discuss the lessons from their dreams and use them to plan for the day ahead.
Presented as part of the workshop: Can Agroforestry Address Food Security Concerns under a Changing Climate?
Deforestation in the Amazon has fallen dramatically, by about 77% between 2004 and 2011, enabling Brazil to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third in that period, while also preserving biodiversity and maintaining other vital ecosystem services.
We have long known that what we eat affects our health, but we are only beginning to grasp how much our food affects the environment, close to home and around the world.