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Forests Asia Summit 2014

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Government of Indonesia’s Ministry of Forestry are organizing the Forests Asia Summit 2014, which aims to position forests and landscapes as key elements of green growth in Southeast Asia. The summit, taking place in Jakarta, Indonesia, from 5-6 May 2014, is expected to draw around 1,000 participants, including many from the business sector, such as representatives of the timber and palm oil industries.

The sessions will focus on five main themes: addressing land and corporate governance for sustainable landscapes, including social and environmental safeguards; investing in landscapes for ‘green returns’; promoting low-emissions development; managing forest landscapes to protect food security and biodiversity; and achieving equitable development through greater opportunities for smallholder livelihoods. In addition, special events will take place on fire and haze; youth issues; the green economy in Southeast Asia; and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The summit is expected to result in commitments to an integrated regional research programme, including a pilot programme aimed at alleviating forest fire haze; investments in sustainable landscapes; and ongoing multi-stakeholder dialogue around policy options.

IISD RS will be producing a summary report from the Forests Asia Summit 2014 on 5-6 May 2014. Kindly return to this page on Thursday, 8 May 2014, to download the complete report.