FTA at the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

The 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) takes place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, from April 23 to 25. APRS provides the opportunity for countries across Asia-Pacific to showcase their work on forest conservation and demonstrate their progress on implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement.

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) are the APRS science and engagement partners, backstopping the summit from the science side. The host country partner for APRS 2018 is the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, and the coordinating partner is the Australian Government’s Department of the Environment and Energy.

APRS is part of the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Partnership (APRP), which supports the implementation of the Paris agreement and encourages the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in the region.

This year’s APRS will build on the success of the 2016 APRS held in Brunei Darussalam and the 2014 APRS held in Sydney, Australia. The third iteration of the event comes after the landmark global agreements reached in 2015 through the Paris agreement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The summit gathers actors from a wide range of sectors, including governments, private sector executives, leading practitioners from non-government organizations and world-class researchers from institutions and academies to exchange knowledge and highlight leading practices to slow, halt and reverse deforestation in Asia-Pacific.

Scientists from FTA partner institutions will participate in the following sessions at the event. Visit the event website for the full agenda.

High level panel on Forests in NDCs

Monday, April 23

1.30pm – 3pm

Robert Nasi, Director General of CIFOR, will speak during this session.

Policy of Peatlands

Tuesday, April 24

9.30am – 12.30pm

Herry Purnomo, CIFOR Scientist, will speak during this session.

Production Forests

Tuesday, April 24

9.30am – 12.30pm

Himlal Baral, CIFOR Senior Scientist, and Trinh Long, Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan Program Coordinator from the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR), will speak during this session.

Community Forestry I (Policy)

Tuesday, April 24

9.30am – 12.30pm

Sonya Dewi, the World Agroforestry Centre’s (ICRAF) country program coordinator for Indonesia and senior landscape ecologist, and Ani Adiwinata Nawir, CIFOR Scientist, will speak during this session.

Implementation of Peatlands

Tuesday, April 24

2pm – 5pm

Daniel Murdiyarso, CIFOR Senior Scientist, will moderate this session.

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