Landscapes and Livelihoods: PEFC’s Stakeholder Dialogue set to navigate new terrain

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Join PEFC in Bali for the 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 the day 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 – with a packed agenda, full of opportunities for discussion as we aim to scale up the positive impacts of forestry on sustainable landscapes.

The 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

The full draft agenda is available on the PEFC Week website.

Register now!

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!

Register for the Stakeholder Dialogue. 

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Do you have more to share on the subject? Apply now to host a partner-run side event. Tell PEFC about your event with the side event form. 

The details

The 2016 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue is the public event of the annual PEFC Forest Certification Week.

This year PEFC heads to the vibrant island of Bali, Indonesia, from the 17-18 November.

The venue:
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Jalan Pantai Kuta
Kuta, IDB, 80361

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Visit the PEFC Week website for more information, from the developing agenda, speakers, logistics and of course registration. 

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If you need more information, they please get in contact! You can find all the details on the event website.