ABOUT THE WRITER
Appointed in 2012, 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 together with partner institutions in over 40 countries. Under his leadership, CIFOR updated its strategy in 2016, emphasizing the role of forestry in achieving each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Holmgren has a PhD in Forestry and 26 years of experience in international forestry and agriculture. Prior to CIFOR, Dr. Holmgren worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), where he led FAO’s work on climate change and its contributions to the UNFCCC process. While at FAO he also coordinated the Global Forest Resources Assessment, played a leading role in establishing the UN-REDD program and led the development of the Climate Smart Agriculture concept. Dr. Holmgren is credited for leading the dialogue to enhance and broaden the role of forestry in the Global Development Agenda to address the major challenges of our time: poverty, food security, climate change and green economy. An early champion of the landscape approach, Dr. Holmgren launched the Global Landscapes Forum, which is today the world’s largest conference on integrated land use.
BY THIS WRITER
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.
DG’s Column - 14 Apr 2015Forward Focus for Forum on Forests
Upcoming meeting should pursue substance and new partnerships.
DG’s Column - 7 Apr 2015Watchers of forests – what news from above?
The Global Forest Watch releases fresh data on the world's forests.
DG’s Column - 17 Mar 2015Finance for sustainable landscapes: Momentum is building
The Lanscape Fund project will be launched at Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case.