Forests are globally important in regulating climate and locally important in sustaining communities and supporting biodiversity. But they, and the people who depend on them, are under increasing pressure.


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    New GHG Databases on InfoFLR

    New databases now available on InfoFLR provide insight into the greenhouse gas impacts of forest and land use activities across the world, thus providing policy-makers, donors, and researchers a powerful new resource for science-based decision-making.

    InfoFLR is your first stop for news, resources, and updates on forest landscape restoration (FLR). 

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    IUCN Forest Briefs

    Forest briefs share succinct and timely stories about activities, findings and achievements from IUCN's forest programme – from a value for money assessment in Guatemala and REDD+ in Ghana, to governance in Eastern Europe and FLR in Asia.

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  • Forest. Schwoaze. Photo: Schwoaze/CC0

    How forests help cities manage water


    Forests and trees play a crucial role in managing urban flooding and protecting drinking water supplies. To maximise these benefits, nature-based solutions, such as street trees and forests, are essential for resilient cities and effective partnerships should...

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    Innovations in forest landscape restoration to top agenda at Bonn Challenge roundtable


    March 16-17, Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil will host prominent restoration leaders from around the world to move the Bonn Challenge agenda into the next chapter along the path to its 350 million hectare restoration goal. 

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    Toward restoration progress in Central Africa and beyond


    The 3rd African Regional High-Level Roundtable on the Bonn Challenge will take place this week (14-15 March) in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. This forum provides a unique opportunity to discuss issues and stimulate actions with partners supporting forest...

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