Forest Day 4:
Time to act ... And
they did!

For the founders of Forest Day, a long sought-after goal—a firm agreement to move ahead with a programme to curb carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation—was achieved in December 2010 at the Sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the UNFCCC in Cancún, Mexico.
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Message from the Director General

Frances Seymour


This is a great time to be working on issues related to forests. There is almost a ‘perfect storm’ of international attention, finance and political will—and if we can harness it, there is, for the first time in my lifetime, an opportunity to make a sea change in how forests are managed around the world.
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Message from the Chair of the Board

Prof. M. Hosny El Lakany


Just as 2010 was a banner year for forests, it was an excellent 12 months for CIFOR. When the governments of Indonesia and Norway wanted the latest research and analysis as they were negotiating a ‘Letter of Intent’ to reduce deforestation...
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