Conference on Contributions of Forests to a Green Economy

Every day, around the globe, forests contribute substantially to people’s well-being. For some, forests have a romantic dimension, while others appreciate them for recreational activities or as a source of raw materials. Yet, forests are so much more: they are the earth’s lungs, they regulate the global climate, their soils and trees absorb carbon, and they produce the oxygen we breathe. Forests are also natural water filters and reservoirs, they protect soils and provide habitats for plants and animals. In short, without forests we could not survive.

Attendees of the 64th UN DPI NGO Conference write letter to German Chancellor asking her to attend Rio+20

Following the 64th UN DPI NGO Conference in September the participants of the conference and the NGO Focal Group have sent a letter to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel thanking her for the leading role Germany has taken towards Rio+20 and request her attendance at the conference to underline the opportunities of a green growth economy.

To download the letter in German click here.

An English translation will be available soon.

Your Chance to Input to the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference

As part of the consultation process towards the “Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus – Solutions for a Green Economy”, Stakeholder Forum in collaboration with the Federal Government of Germany invites you to participate in a stakeholders’ survey on the interconnections between water, energy and food security, and the challenges to undertaking a multisectoral approach that guarantees sustainable long-term supply and equitable access to all three resources.

Stakeholder Forum Releases Synthesis Document from ‘Towards Bonn2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus - Solutions for the Green Economy’ Workshop at the UN DPI NGO Conference

Stakeholder Forum has today released a synthesis document from the UN/DPI workshop ‘Towards Bonn 2011 Conference: The Water, Energy and Food Security Nexus - Solutions for the Green Economy’, which formed part of the stakeholder engagement process for the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference, and represented an opportunity for civil society organizations to contribute to the debate around water, energy and food security.