CIFOR: Redefining Forestry With New Ten-Year Strategy

August 14, 2017

Both existing and potential forestry investors will be interested to learn that The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released its 2016–2025 strategy, which is focused on sustainable forestry and solid forestry management.

Last year, major developments such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement put in place a new global development framework, of which forestry played a key part. CIFOR’s new strategy fits with the new framework and examines the ways in which ongoing forestry research, capacity development and engagement will boost the emerging development agenda.

The new CIFOR strategy, which is the result of more than 18 months of research and development, along with numerous internal and external consultations, aims to “step up to the new climate and development agenda”.

It is based on the “three pillars of research for impact, capacity development and outreach and engagement, and sets out the body’s mission, vision and values, confirmed CIFOR in a recent press release.

The new plan also details CIFOR’s six thematic work areas, all of which are aligned perfectly with the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).