Scientists from the Center for International Forestry Research and Global Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) participated in more than 30 side events of the UN climate summit COP26 in Glasgow, many of which are hybrids, with some attendees on site and others online.
It was an important year for forests at the annual summit, which was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to Declaration on Forests and Land Use Several other commitments have been made to protect forests and ecosystems, supported by public and private funding.
Contributions from scientists, partners and friends of CIFOR-ICRAF have demonstrated that concrete action on climate change is not only possible, but already underway.
As climatic teenager Greta Thunberg gave headline-covered speeches again, other protesters lingered, performed art performances or left symbolic items outside the gates of the COP26 venue, determined to have their say to say.
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