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15Jul

Managing Forests for Water and for Climate Cooling

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WeForest organised a three-and-a-half-day scientific meeting hosted by KU Leuven (Belgium) on 'Why Forests Matter for Water and Climate'. WeForest invited a group of 35 international experts in the fields of Earth and plant sciences.

The objectives of the meetings were:

1. To elucidate the current state of knowledge on the importance of forests for water and other Earth system processes.

15Jul

Ecological Rainfall Infrastructure: Investment in Trees for Sustainable Development.

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In many parts of the world local people are convinced that forests, trees and rainfall are related in more than one way: forests and trees not only depend on rainfall but help to generate it. Scientists confronted with this perspective have always denied such effects, or at best been ‘agnostic’, as it seemed impossible in their data to find evidence. New evidence on credible mechanisms for forest and tree effects on rainfall is, however, emerging. It can revolutionize current climate negotiations that all focus on greenhouse gas emissions. 

Key findings:

15Jul

Funding forest landscape restoration using a business-centred approach: an NGO’s perspective.

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There is a growing realization that the private sector constitutes a promising funding mechanism for a wide community of players working to restore degraded forest landscapes. For non-governmental organizations (NGOs), an understanding of businesses’ needs, the motivations of private enterprises and appropriate engagement strategies all require careful consideration, particularly as traditional funding options are unlikely to suffice in an evolving environmental finance market. 

15Jul

Archive Annual Reports (2012 - 2014)

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Here (bottom of page) you can find links to WeForest Annual Reports 2012 - 2013 - 2014.