With unprecedented access to technology, those at the grassroots can now tell their own stories direct to a world stage. How does this challenge perceptions of development? And what does this mean for the traditional story-tellers – journalists, photographers, film-makers and charities?
The evening will feature a keynote speaker and expert panel debate, with plenty of opportunity for guests to meet people from different disciplines, explore the exhibition, and enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles inspired by the six countries that feature in the project.
Meet those experiencing these changes first-hand.
This exhibition hosted at the Royal Geographical Society and in partnership with PhotoVoice showcases photographs and narratives by community memebers in China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nepal, Peru and Tunisia who were supported by PhotoVoice to share their views on what's working and why.
Areas explored by local community members include education, maternal health, political voice, urban poverty, women’s empowerment, water management and renewable energy.
The first issue of IUFRO News in 2015 focuses on forest landscape restoration. A group of IUFRO scientists led by IUFRO Research Group 1.06.00 "Restoration of degraded sites" has developed a framework to demonstrate how forest landscape restoration contributes to climate change mitigation and adaptation and how this contribution can be enhanced through more efficient methods and systems. This work was presented during a side event at the 2014 IUFRO World Congress jointly organized by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and IUFRO.
Another report informs about the international conference on Natural Resources, Green Technology & Sustainable Development – GREEN2014 supported by IUFRO Division 9.00.00 in Zagreb last November. It underpinned the importance of further research and knowledge exchange in the sustainable utilization of forest and nature resources, their more efficient use and multidisciplinary approach in dealing with growing pressure on the environment.
Also find calls for papers, announcements of latest publications and information on upcoming meetings!
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A side event at the 2014 IUFRO World Congress discussed forest landscape restoration (FLR) as a strategy for mitigating and adapting to climate change.
Almost half of the global forest landscapes that have been deforested and/or severely degraded over the past centuries are considered as relevant target areas for forest landscape restoration. They account for about 2 billion hectares of degraded land and, once restored, potentially support the multiple environmental benefits provided by forests and trees.
IUFRO is pleased to partner with the World Resources Institute in implementing a joint project, financed by the German Ministry of Environment, called "Inspire, Support and Mobilize Forest and Landscape Restoration" in support of the Bonn Challenge Global Forest Landscape Restoration Policy Initiative.
Download the full Scientific Summary: Forest Landscape Restoration as a Strategy for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change
Side Event at the XXIV IUFRO World Congress, 10 October 2014, Salt Lake City, USA
Report by John Stanturf, Palle Madsen, Promode Kant and Michael Kleine
In 1966, Howard joined the Hydrometeorology Section, Climatology Division as Head of the Special Projects Unit. Initially, the Unit focused on Meteorological Service contributions to the UN's International Hydrologic Decade (IHD) (1965–1974). Regional offices helped to instrument some 60 small river basins, for baseline and research work, with the Water Survey of Canada, Canadian Forest Service and provinces. Howard's unit oversaw this activity and subsequently published most of the hydromet research results, as well as research on other IHD projects such as the formation of anchor ice in the Niagara River that impeded power production.
With the creation of Environment Canada in 1971, and the changing of the Meteorological Service to the Atmospheric Environment Service (AES), Howard became chief of the Hydrometeorology and Environmental Impacts Division in the Atmospheric Research Directorate. Later, he became Chief of the...
Four in five people in Liberia were victims of its civil war. This infographic shows how personal security has improved in the country since the end of the conflict in 2003.
This infographic shows how Timor-Leste has succeeded in improving personal security following the Indonesian occupation and 2006 political-military crisis.