23-25 April 2018 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Media Workshop: Reporting from 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit

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Reporting from 3rd Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit – Protecting Forests and People, Supporting Economic Growth
21-22 April 2018, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Drawing on their expertise and experiences, scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) will conduct a two-day training for members of the media on 21-22 April 2018 in preparation for the 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS).

The training, which include journalists from Indonesia and the region, aims to enhance the journalists’ coverage of the 2018 APRS, but also presents updated information and progress reports on a wide variety of topics, including forests and climate change, REDD+, restoration, bioenergy and peatlands.

Participants will be equipped with forestry science latest research, cultivate scientific resources and go on a field trip for an up-close look at how forest communities are coping amid all these forestry issues. Journalists can then use this knowledge when they attend the three-day Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit, and will return to their newsrooms with story ideas they can pursue.

The scheduled topics featured and scientists participating are:

  • Forest and climate change: Synergy between mitigation and adaptation
  • Current status: Assessment of subnational REDD+ initiatives on the ground and Current status: REDD+ performance assessment. Experiences from Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos
  • Current status: Financing for forest conservation (REDD+ and finance)
  • Current status: Peatland restoration in Indonesia
  • Latest progress: Bioenergy in Indonesia (Himlal Baral, CIFOR)
  • Natural primary forest for climate change mitigation
  • Community-based peat and fire management
  • Behavioral experiments with communities to understand how rights to forests and resources shape people’s behavior and encourage them to manage their forests sustainably

The journalist workshop is supported by NORAD, Global Landscapes Forum and The Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists (SIEJ).


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