Swedish royal family seeds forestry collaboration with CIFOR and Indonesia

Bogor (Indonesia), May 22, 2017

Indonesia, Sweden and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) share the vision of a more sustainable world, in which forestry research and innovation play a critical role.

Today, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden visited CIFOR’s global headquarters in Bogor, Indonesia. They attended a seminar where scientists from CIFOR and government officials and business leaders analyzed the role of forestry in sustainable development.

“Learning, based on science, is a basis for that sustainable future we want,” reminded Holmgren, “and CIFOR’s research work aims to demonstrate and ensure that forestry contributes to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals.”

“Indonesia and Sweden can learn from each other when it comes to forestry,” said CIFOR’s Director General, Peter Holmgren. “Both countries are taking great responsibility for future climate action, biological diversity and sustainable management of forest resources.”

To mark the occasion, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden planted an ironwood tree to symbolize Sweden’s sustainable forestry practices and CIFOR’s long-term perspectives in forestry, which are necessary to balance social, economic and environmental concerns.  

Long-term collaboration
CIFOR and Sweden have strong ties, from the founding of CIFOR in 1993 by Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, and the USA, together with the government of Indonesia, to CIFOR’s current Director General Dr. Peter Holmgren, who is a Swedish national.


Seminar: The role of forestry for sustainable development (part 1)
Seminar: The role of forestry for sustainable development (part 2)
Tree planting ceremony
Broadcast quality HD footage

Peter Holmgren, Director General, CIFOR

Budhy Kristanty, CIFOR: b.kristanty@cgiar.org, +62 8111904283
Rodrigo Ordóñez, CIFOR: r.ordonez@cgiar.org, +62 82124935323

CIFOR advances human well-being, equity and environmental integrity by conducting innovative research, developing partners’ capacity and actively engaging in dialogue with all stakeholders to inform policies and practices that affect forests and people. CIFOR is a CGIAR Research Center, and leads the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Our headquarters are in Bogor, Indonesia, with offices in Nairobi, Kenya; Yaoundé, Cameroon; and Lima, Peru.


This event is supported by the CGIAR Fund Donors.

Download Indonesian version.