PEFC International will hold its next Stakeholder Dialogue event on 17-18 November 2016 in Bali, Indonesia.
The two-day meeting will focus on how the forest sector and forest certification can better contribute to sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods.
Main discussion topics include:
- Empowering and integrating smallholders to support deforestation free, sustainable supply chains
- Meeting the growing global demand for wood: improving productivity & expanding the resource base
- Transferring lessons and exploring synergies across commodities for sustainable landscapes and rural economic growth
The dialogue will open with two distinguished experts providing diverse views on how to ‘bridge the gap’ and better achieve sustainability across forests, agriculture and food security.
Dr. Terry Sunderland, Principle Scientist at CIFOR, will explain his insights on how landscape approaches can provide a framework to reconcile competition between productive land-uses and environmental and development trade-offs.
He will go on to highlight new findings that underscore the importance of forests for many aspects of sustainable development, people’s nutrition among them.
Dr. Sadanandan Nambiar AO, (formerly, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia) will argue that improving the productivity and profitability of forests and trees is central to achieving sustainability across landscapes and livelihoods.
For Dr. Nambiar, certification must sharpen its focus on economic sustainability. The production, processing and use of more wood is critical for poverty reduction and a contributor to climate change mitigation, and he will challenge whether certification systems currently act as a catalyst for rural development in tree-based landscapes.
Registration to the event will close on 12 October 2016.
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