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Värt att veta... Forestry, sustainable development and everything

seminars, workshops |

The new sustainable development goals provide us with an opportunity to reframe what we mean by "forestry" and establish how forestry contributes to aspirations across the sustainable development agenda.

While the debate is often focused on global issues such as climate change, we must also address broader social, economic and environmental benefits, particularly at local scale. The seminar will suggest a reframing of forestry along these lines, corresponding also to CIFOR's new strategy.

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Dr. Peter Holmgren. Photo: Aris SanjayaAppointed in 2012, Dr. Peter Holmgren is the Director-General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), where he leads a team of more than 200 scientists and staff operating together with partner institutions in over 50 countries. Under his leadership, CIFOR updated its strategy in 2016, emphasizing the role of forestry in achieving each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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