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Second Tanzania Land Use Dialogue (LUD)

June 29, 2017 - 1:40pm

The second Tanzania Land Use Dialogue (LUD) revisited and expanded upon the issues, challenges and priority actions of the previous year’s LUD, also held in the Ihemi Cluster, Southern Tanzania. It was co-organized by The Forests Dialogue, The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT), IUCN’s Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growth Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa), and IUCN International.

TFD Week Arrives: Global experts to convene at Yale FES (Feb 20-24)

February 15, 2017 - 10:09pm

Leaders from around the world - the Steering Committee of the TFD - will be visiting Yale FES from February 20-24th. The week kicks off with an FES-wide cocktail reception Monday 6-7:30PM in Kroon.

TFD week features a series of thought-provoking, informative, and beneficial talks, direct networking opportunities, and career chats for students of Yale FES, SOM, and broader campus communities.

Sustainability beyond fence-lines: why landscape approaches make business sense

December 2, 2016 - 5:22pm

Cancun, 3 December 2016 – The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) together with IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative, The Forests Dialogue and the Sustainable Food Lab, are releasing a briefing paper on landscape approaches, showcasing the business case for engaging in a multi-stakeholder and cross-sectoral strategy that can help companies deliver against multiple Sustainab

Co-Chairs' Summary Report: Field Dialogue on Tree Plantations in the Landscape (TPL)

October 7, 2016 - 12:31am

The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and the Chilean Forests Dialogue hosted an international field dialogue on Tree Plantations in the Landscape (TPL) in Chile from May 31-June 3, 2016.  Today we are pleased to announce the publication of the Co-Chairs Summary Report.

Co-Chairs' Summary: Scoping Dialogue on Sustainable Woody Biomass for Energy

August 17, 2016 - 1:47pm

In partnership with the Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP), the Program on Forests (PROFOR), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), The Forests Dialogue (TFD) organized a scoping dialogue on the use of sustainable woody biomass for energy production. The venue and logistics for the dialogue were co-organized with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (IIES-UNAM) and the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

Co-Chairs’ Summary: Scoping Dialogue on Intensively Managed Planted Forests 2

October 20, 2015 - 10:13am

The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a scoping dialogue on Intensively Managed Planted Forests (IMPF) from 4-5 September 2014 in Durban, South Africa. The dialogue brought together 25 experts from diverse sectors, including civil society organizations, forestry companies, NGOs and research organizations to discuss initiatives and work already underway in relation to IMPF, and how a TFD initiative might complement them.

This second IMPF scoping-dialogue aimed to: 

New Report Highlights Insights and Lessons For Collaborative Company-Community Agreements in Forest Landscapes

October 5, 2015 - 3:36pm

New Haven, CT – Multiple options are being used by companies to ensure effective stakeholder and community engagement and consent in forest landscapes, suggests a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) in collaboration with The Program on Forests (PROFOR) at the World Bank.

TFD Launches New Initiative in Durban, South Africa

September 2, 2015 - 1:01am

On 4 September 2015, The Forests Dialogue will be launching its newest initiative, Intensively Managed Planted Forests 2 (IMPF 2), in Durban, South Africa with a Scoping Dialogue. TFD will bring together over 25 leading international stakeholders representing the private sector, NGOs and local communities and rights holders to explore issues have evolved since TFD’s previous IMPF dialogue over six years ago and to map out issues that show promise for progress for in-depth discussion in future field dialogues. 

TFD at the XIV World Forestry Congress

August 29, 2015 - 1:08pm

TFD and its partners will be at this year’s World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, from 7-11 September 2015. The XIV World Forestry Congress, the first to take place in Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and clarify the importance of forests as an integral part of sustainable development and to identify and discuss the major issues facing the forest sector.

New Report and Video Highlight Need for Further Engagement on "Deforestation Free" in Indonesia

July 13, 2015 - 6:01pm

TFD is pleased to launch the Co-Chairs’ Summary Report from the recent field dialogue on Understanding Deforestation-Free in Indonesia. We also have finalized a short video summarizing the dialogue, which can be viewed below. 

The Quest to Understand Deforestation-Free in Indonesia

April 23, 2015 - 7:59am

On April 29th until May 2nd, The Forests Dialogue (TFD) will bring Indonesian communities, NGOs, companies and government officials together with international organizations in the Riau Province of Sumatra to discuss the implementation of deforestation-free commitments in the region.

New Global Partnership Will Intervene in Landscapes at Risk

April 20, 2015 - 10:56pm

IDH, TFD and WBCSD join forces to promote responsible business, improved governance and inclusive development

Changing Outlooks for Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests (4Fs) in Finland

January 14, 2015 - 4:22pm

Last September 02-05, 30 participants from 19 countries attended TFD’s 4Fs Dialogue to dive deeper into the question how to balance the growing global demand for Food, Fuel, Fiber and Forests (4Fs).   

El diálogo multi-actores realizado en Perú ofrece ideas sobre herramientas efectivas para la distribución de beneficios de REDD +

December 2, 2014 - 6:48pm

Lima, Perú- Un informe recientemente publicado, bajo el título “Consideraciones para la distribución de beneficios REDD+ en Perú”, destaca las herramientas prácticas de la distribución de los beneficios REDD +, incluyendo enfoques basados en los derechos y los acuerdos de conservación.

Multi-stakeholder field dialogue in Peru offers insights on effective tools for REDD+ Benefit Sharing

December 2, 2014 - 5:40pm

LIMA, Peru – A newly released report, tilted Considerations for REDD+ Benefit Sharing in Peru, highlights practical tools for REDD+ Benefit Sharing including rights-based approaches and conservation agreements. The report, released by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), also reflects on key lessons learnt through a multi-stakeholder field-based dialogue held in San Martin and Lima, Peru, in March 2014. 

Un nuevo informe enfatiza la necesidad de enfoques nacionales para la distribución de beneficios de REDD+

December 1, 2014 - 6:36pm

LIMA, Perú, 2 de diciembre de 2014 –La distribución de beneficios de REDD+ tiene que diseñarse con las comunidades dependientes de los bosques en mente, recomienda el nuevo informe publicado por El Diálogo sobre Bosques (TFD), en asociación con la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza (UICN).  La implicación de las comunidades dependientes de los bosques en el diseño y la distribución de beneficios de REDD+ puede propiciar usos de la tierr

New Report Highlights Need for Country-Level Approaches to REDD+ Benefit Sharing

December 1, 2014 - 5:51pm

LIMA, Peru– REDD+ benefit-sharing needs to be designed with forest-dependent communities firmly in mind, recommends a new report by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) in partnership with International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).  Involvement of forest-dependent communities in designing and sharing benefits for REDD+ can lead to more sustainable land uses, thereby reducing deforestation and degradation, says the report, released today at the 20th session of the United Nations Conference of Parties (

Can Business and NGOs get deforestation-free vows to take root?

November 10, 2014 - 1:08pm

Does “deforestation-free” mean the same thing to a small-holder farmer in Indonesia as to the head of procurement in a U.S.-based multinational corporation or to the government of a forest-rich developing country? How might policies set by international organizations engage local stakeholders in customized solutions? What are the key performance indicators, and how will these be verified? 

TFD Week at Yale

November 7, 2014 - 3:15pm

During the last week of October, The Forests Dialogue organized TFD Week at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies to examine questions about “Deforestation-Free” and related topics. Kicking the week off, TFD convened a two-day dialogue in which representatives of about 35 companies, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, and civil society groups collaborated to pinpoint the fracture lines that will need to be resolved if zero deforestation commitments are to succeed in reducing deforestation.

Summary of TFD @ COP20 in Lima, Peru

November 6, 2014 - 9:21pm
On the 2nd and 3rd of December The Forests Dialogue presented at two side-events during the COP20 in Lima, Peru, on REDD+ Benefit Sharing. These events were complementary to the release of the latest TFD review on the topic and a more specific report on the country options for Peru.