Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations

15 October 2020, online report launch.

terraced farming on a hillside
Photo: Safia Aggarwal, FAO.

This event marks the launch of a new and most comprehensive scientific assessment presented by the Global Forest Experts Panel (GFEP) on Forests and Poverty reveals critical links between forests, trees and poverty alleviation. The online launch will be held on Thursday, 15 October from 4-5:30 pm CEST.

The report makes a valuable contribution to achieving the first and foremost of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals aimed at ending poverty. This is even more important in light of the current pandemic under which efforts to fight poverty have suffered a severe setback. The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), on behalf of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), established the Panel in the framework of the GFEP Initiative.

Join in and learn about the experts‘ findings! Speakers in the online launch will include:

  • Moderator: Alexander BUCK, IUFRO Executive Director
  • Opening Remarks: Christoph WILDBURGER, IUFRO-GFEP Coordinator
  • Welcome Address: Hiroto MITSUGI, Assistant Director-General, FAO Forestry
  • Keynote Presentation: Daniel C MILLER, Panel Chair, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
  • Discussants:
    • Mónica GABAY, National University of San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Judith KAMOTO, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Malawi
    • Priya SHYAMSUNDAR, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Nepal

In this online event, you can participate in the discussion and send your questions to the moderator in the chat. Please follow along on the @IUFRO Twitter page and with the hashtag #ScienceAndTreesForSDGs.

Register for the online launch here!

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The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU.