ABOUT THE WRITER
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Dr. Peter Holmgren is the Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), where he leads a team of more than 200 scientists and staff operating in or conducting research in more than 45 countries. Dr. Holmgren has a PhD in Forestry and 25 years of experience in international forestry and agriculture. Prior to CIFOR, Dr. Holmgren worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), where assignments included leading and developing the profile and coordination of FAO’s climate change work and FAO’s contributions to the UNFCCC process. At the FAO he also coordinated Global Forest Resources Assessment, played a leading role in establishing the UN-REDD programme and led the development of the Climate Smart Agriculture concept. Dr. Holmgren is credited for leading the dialogue to enhance the role of forests in the global development agenda to address the major issues of our time: poverty, food security, climate change and green economy. A champion of the landscape approach, Dr. Holmgren also launched the Global Landscapes Forum, which has become the world’s largest conference on integrated land use.
BY THIS WRITER
DG’s Column - 29 Feb 2016Forestry in the new development era
A broader understanding of “forestry” can lead to greater reach and more powerful impact.
DG’s Column - 7 Dec 2015‘It is complex but our future is worth the effort’
A transcript of Peter Holmgren's address in the opening plenary of the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum in Paris on 5 December.
DG’s Column - 30 Nov 2015Climate isn’t everything … so welcome to the Global Landscapes Forum
Many solutions for a sustainable future are tied to landscapes and must meet local needs, while building on global talks.
DG’s Column - 26 Oct 2015Preventing fire & haze: sustainable solutions for Indonesian peatlands
What can we do to break the cycle of the haze over the long term? How might we address the underlying drivers and achieve sustainable solutions?
DG’s Column - 5 Oct 2015Can we trust country-level data from global forest assessments?
Significant differences exist between the FAO's Global Forest Resource Assessment and the Global Forest Watch results.
DG’s Column - 7 Sep 2015The new global assessments and the forest
Reality is more complex than the results of the FAO's Global Forest Resources Assessment 2015 would have us believe.
DG’s Column - 4 Sep 2015Forestry for a sustainable future: Making a difference beyond agreements
A wishlist for outcomes of the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban.
DG’s Column - 3 Jun 2015Rights, returns and restoration: 3Rs for landscapes
Key topics to be discussed at Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case.