Forests: The 8th Roundtable at Rio+20
This Roundtable is coordinated by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in the lead up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20). It is based on the recognition that forests have been largely excluded from most of the key discussions in the preparations for Rio+20, despite making important contributions toward solving many sustainable development challenges. The event aims to ensure that forests remain high on the agenda in 2012. Participants will discuss new research findings, remaining knowledge gaps and the policy implications for integrating forests into the solutions to several key challenges to progress toward a green economy, namely: energy, water, climate, food and income. CIFOR is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
date: 19 June 2012 venue: Royal Tulip Hotel location: Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil contact: Michelle Kovacevic e-mail: CIFORfirstname.lastname@example.org www: http://www.cifor.org/events/rio20/forests-the-8th-roundtable-at-rio-20.html