CIFOR at Climate Week NYC 2019

UN Compound, New York, 23 – 29 September 2019

The Center for International Forestry Research will take part in the upcoming Climate Week New York on 23 to 29 September 2019. Join our sessions and be part of the climate movement to save the future of the Earth, our one and only home.  


Monday, 23 September 2019

Convene - 101 Park Ave, New York

Nature’s Climate Hub Big Ideas Talk: Peatlands for a 1.5 Degree Future

Millions of people around the world depend on peatlands for their livelihoods, often using unsustainable agricultural practices. Healthy peatlands provide food, clean water and other benefits to nearby communities. They can also help prevent droughts, floods and intrusion of salt water into agricultural areas.

Agus Justianto
Director General of Research, Development & Innovation Agency,
Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia
Thursday, 26 September 2019


The United Nations Environment Programme Champions of the Earth 2019 Gala

Champions of the Earth is the United Nations’ flagship global environmental award. It was established by the UN Environment Programme in 2005 to celebrate outstanding figures whose actions have had a transformative positive impact on the environment.

Friday, 27 September 2019


Sunset Boat Cruise

The cruise is part of a collaboration between GLF and Greenpoint Innovations  NYC Waste Management, Broadway Stages and the Newtown Creek Alliance to raise awareness about restoration through climate-focused street art that will be unveiled around the city throughout Climate Week. A hybrid-electric boat will take members of the GLF community as well as other Climate Week and NYC VIPs from Manhattan to Brooklyn’s Newtown Creek, which was once one of the most polluted industrial sites in the U.S. and has now been nurtured back to health through technological and traditional restoration methods. Passing street art murals illustrating the beauty of ecosystem restoration, the cruise will travel up the creek to one of the city’s largest rooftop gardens for cocktails among wildflowers and landing spots for migratory birds before returning back to the city

Saturday, 28 September 2019


UN HQ Compound, New York

Global Landscapes Forum New York

GLF New York 2019: Restore the Earth: Help define the most important Decade of the century.
Join 750 VIPs, celebrity activists, policy, business and Indigenous leaders, global experts, heads of UN and international agencies and tens of thousands around the world participating in the GLF digital edition.


UN HQ Compound, New York

CIFOR-ICRAF Session at GLF New York – Resetting the Restoration Agenda

The UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration is a game-changing initiative to massively ramp up restoration of degraded ecosystems and fight the climate crisis while enhancing and protecting food security, water supply and biodiversity. Collaboration and leveraging both evidence-based and traditional knowledge will be crucial as communities, governments and businesses around the world prepare to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in projects in the coming years.

CIFOR-ICRAF Principal Scientist
CIFOR-ICRAF Senior Scientist

Ravi Prabhu
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)


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