ABOUT THE WRITER
Leony Aurora, a communications specialist at CIFOR, started her career as a journalist for The Jakarta Post to be able to ask as many questions and hear as many stories as she wanted. The next step of her career was at Bloomberg, for whom she covered the UNFCCC convention in Bali that propelled Indonesia into the fight against climate change. She was inspired to study further and took a master degree in Environment, Society and Development at the University of Cambridge under a scholarship from the UK government. At CIFOR, she finds the perfect place to combine her passion to share ideas with concerns for forest preservation.
BY THIS WRITER
21 Nov 2011Asia Pacific negotiators hope for decision on REDD+ financing in Durban
BOGOR, Indonesia (21 November 2011)__ Countries in the Asia Pacific hope to get a decision on the financial mechanisms for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation...
Interview - 18 Nov 2011Unless sanctions on Myanmar lifted, the country may have no trees left: Interview with timber association
Barber Cho argues that forests "should be considered equally to human rights."
17 Nov 2011Carbon market financing biggest factor to determine REDD+ success, says expert
BEIJING, China (17 November, 2011)__The decision to finance Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, or REDD+, through the carbon...
Event Coverage - 14 Nov 2011No premium price for legal timber, only market access to EU, say officials
“I don’t think we’re going to see any formalized green premium,” announces DFID official.
Event Coverage - 9 Nov 2011Forestry needs to spend international funding more quickly, efficiently
World Bank representative: "I sometimes wonder if we can do a little bit faster and simply just get on with the job."
9 Nov 2011Governments need to deal with corruption to further curb illegal logging
BEIJING, China (9 November, 2011)_The fight to curb rampant illegal logging in the Asia Pacific region has come a long way in the past decade as strong...
Event Coverage - 7 Nov 2011Experts, leaders call for comprehensive approach on forestry issues
"All countries should give full play to forestry’s role," according to Jia Zhibang, China’s Minister of State Forestry Administration.