16 noviembre 2012

Forest Day 6

Forest Day, now in its sixth year, has become one of the most influential global events on forests. It is a platform for anyone interested in forests and climate change to gather to ensure that forests are high on the agenda of global and national climate strategies, and that those strategies are informed by the most up-to-date knowledge and experience.

Under the banner of "Living Landscapes", which refers to the interconnections between forests and agriculture and their impacts on people and society, Forest Day 6 will kick off the first of two popular conferences on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties. Forest Day 6 will be followed by Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 slated for December 3 at the same venue.
More than 1,100 people from 82 countries, including 216 official climate change negotiators, attended Forest Day 5 on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa on 4 December 2011.

Forest Day 6 will seek to inform UNFCCC's global agenda and forest stakeholders on ways to move forward with REDD+ agreements reached at COP17 in Durban, to produce social and environmental benefits, good governance, long-term financing and the integration of forests into adaptation strategies on the ground. REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, as well as the conservation and sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

In recent months, Forest Day has issued an open call for organisations, in addition to members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, to participate in and host Discussion Forums. Please click here to read more about this year's selection of Discussion Forums.

We will also be updating Issues Marketplace and Exhibitions soon. Please visit this page regularly for updates.

If you are interested in sponsoring Forest Day 6, please contact the Forest Day 6 Steering Committee at f.selamat@cgiar.org.

Registration for Forest Day 6 is now open. Please click here to register.

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