Join us in Bali for our 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue: two days dedicated to discussion, debate and exchange on how the forest sector and forest certification can better contribute to sustainable landscapes for sustainable livelihoods.
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 start us off as he shares 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.
The agenda takes shape
There is much to look forward to – we have a packed agenda, full of opportunities for discussion as we aim to scale up the positive impacts of forestry on sustainable landscapes.
Our panel discussions will invite exchange and debate on hot topics, including:
- 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
Participation in the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is 110 USD (plus 9.40 USD registration fee) and registration closes 12 October 2016. Space is limited, so don't delay!
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Our 2016 Stakeholder Dialogue is the public event of our annual PEFC Forest Certification Week.
This year we are heading to the vibrant island of Bali, Indonesia, from the 17-18 November.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Jalan Pantai Kuta
Kuta, IDB, 80361
Visit our event website for more information, from the developing agenda, speakers, logistics and of course registration.