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04 February 2020 the Netherlands

Renewing the European Tropical Forest Research Network - Informing European policies and programmes to better sustain forest landscapes and peoples

Acknowledging past achievements, but also that the landscape in which it operates has evolved in so many ways over past decades, in 2019 ETFRN initiated a scoping study to reassess its niche and (potential) future roles. As part of this study we spoke to many different people and organisations who have been part of ETFRN, and others who have not. We asked questions about its continuing relevance, and if so, what revisions should be made to its membership, target group, gaps and emerging issues to address, priority activities, organizational and management structure, and how to secure financial sustainability.

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30 January 2020 Bolivia

Looking for scapegoats in the Bolivian fire crisis - A conversation with Nataly Ascarrunz

In 2019 large parts of Bolivia have been burning. Fires started by farmers and cattle ranchers spread into natural areas, where they were hard to control. The fires caused widespread destruction, but banning the use of fire is not the solution, says Nataly Ascarrunz.

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20 December 2019 the Netherlands

Digital summit: Barriers to inclusive finance in a context of sustainable landscapes

The eDialogue “Scaling up innovative finance for sustainable landscapes” organized by CGIAR FTA, CIFOR and Tropenbos International concluded this week with a Digital Summit “Barriers to inclusive finance in a context of sustainable landscapes” in which three of the outstanding eDialogue participants explained their particular experiences in facing barriers to sustainable landscapes finance. Through their debate, possibilities for such experiences to be applied in other parts of the tropics or scaled up were analyzed, to an online audience who posed very relevant questions.

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17 December 2019 the Netherlands

Webinar: barriers to inclusive sustainable finance in a landscape context

Agriculture, forestry and other land uses are central to the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). They may also contribute up to 20% of emission reductions needed to achieve the Paris mitigation target, and nearly 60% of food production is produced by smallholders (<20 ha) many of whom are vulnerable to climate change.

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09 December 2019 the Netherlands

Innovating Finance Towards Sustainable Landscapes – A Report of the Session at GLF Luxembourg

On 30 November 2019, in the prestigious European Convention Center in Luxembourg, an outstanding and diverse panel discussed innovative mechanisms and initiatives to upscale sustainable finance.

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09 December 2019 the Netherlands

Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People

Forests provide vital ecosystem services crucial to human well-being and sustainable development, and have an important role to play in achieving the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Little attention, however, has yet focused on how efforts to achieve the SDGs will impact forests and forest-related livelihoods, and how these impacts may, in turn, enhance or undermine the contributions of forests to climate and development.

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