A new mapping resource from CIFOR shows the source of forest fires in Indonesia – and reveals the largest companies aren’t (wholly) to blame
Forests play a key role for the UN’s climate change and biodiversity agencies. Melati Kaye investigates whether they can they serve the goals of both simultaneously.
Local knowledge in Indonesia is filling crucial gaps in data for climate scientists
Accelerating the pace of REDD+ negotiations would send strong signals that the world is serious about addressing climate change, say CIFOR scientists.
Understanding how much carbon is stored and released from trees remains on of the biggest technical challenges for REDD+, say scientists.
Deforested land used to grow palm oil, soya bean and other crops releases huge levels nitrous oxide and methane into the atmosphere
Terry Sunderland from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) explains the relationship between biodiversity and climate change.
Growing global demand for beef and edible oils have bumped arable land under cultivation to a 532 million hectares in recent decades.
How has REDD+, the UN’s project aimed at rewarding communities for protecting their forests and enhancing their carbon stock, developed since its inception in 2007?
Could a green belt around the village of Lukolela in the DRC help the local community adapt to climate change, while also bringing carbon reduction benefits?
Rural communities depend on forests for food, medicine, water and a place to live. This photo gallery illustrates the variety of services rainforests in the Amazon and Congo provide
Did you know that over a quarter of modern medicines come from tropical forest plants?