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CIFOR Releases 2011-2013 Plan of Work

August 2010: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a plan of work for 2011-2013, as a part of its 2008-2018 Strategy.

In the plan of work, CIFOR outlines its project plans and how they fall under the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research's (CGIAR) system priority alignment. The plan highlights collaborations with international organizations, as well as CIFOR's activities in national and international policy. The plan provides narratives of CIFOR's six projects and the suite of planned outputs from these projects.

On enhancing the role of forests in climate mitigation, CIFOR anticipates identifying policies and processes that lead to national-level strategies on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries, conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of carbon stocks (REDD+), which are effective, efficient and equitable; as well as identifying institutional and technical arrangements to lead to the implementation of effective, efficient and equitable REDD+ demonstration activities. This project will also lead to improved procedures for estimating and managing carbon stocks.

On CIFOR's project on enhancing the role of forests in adaptation to climate change, the plan of work provides that the project will identify: strategies for adapting sustainable forest use and management to the context of climate change; and the potential for forests to contribute to reduced social vulnerability. CIFOR is a member of CGIAR. [CIFOR Report]