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Tropical Reforestation and Climate Change Webinar Series

Summary

The People and Reforestation in the Tropics Research Coordination Network (PARTNERS) is collaborating with ELTI and international guest speakers to offer a three-part webinar series entitled, "Tropical Reforestation and Climate Change."

Webinar #1: Reforestation and Forestry in the Tropics as Climate Change Mitigation Solutions
Webinar #2: Reforestation and Biodiversity as Climate Change Adaptation Solutions
Webinar #3: The Social Aspects of Reforestation for Climate Change: Where, When and How?

Each 1.5 hour webinar will feature three speakers and a guided Q&A session from 10:00-11:30 am EDT (GMT-4).

Webinar #1 will take place March 29; 10:00-11:30am EDT (GMT-4).

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Webinar #2 will take place April 18; 10:00-11:30am EDT (GMT-4).

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Webinar #3 will take place May 9: 10:00-11:30am EDT (GMT-4).

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Content

Webinar #1: Reforestation and Forestry in the Tropics as Climate Change Mitigation Solutions
March 29; 10:00-11:30am EDT

  1. Reforestation as a natural climate solution: picking the approach that works for you - presented by Susan Cook-Patton, The Nature Conservancy
  2. Building climate adapted and carbon-rich landscapes of high ecosystem values across natural forests, plantations and agroforestry - presented by Promode Kant, Institute of Green Economy
  3. Carbon mitigation scenarios for forest restoration in the tropics - presented by Robin Chazdon, University of Connecticut
  4. Moderated Q&A and discussion - led by Gillian Bloomfield, Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) at Yale F&ES

Webinar #2: Reforestation and Biodiversity as Climate Change Adaptation Solutions
April 18; 10:00-11:30am EDT

  1. Tropical reforestation and climate change: beyond carbon - presented by Bruno Locatelli, CIRAD
  2. Collaborating with practitioners to advance climate adaptation solutions - presented by Jennifer Powers, University of Minnesota
  3. Rethinking conservation strategies in the face of climate change and shifting species' ranges - presented by Kenneth Feeley, University of Miami
  4. Species selection methods with habitat and potential natural vegetation distribution maps - presented by Roeland Kindt, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
  5. Moderated Q&A and discussion - led by Gillian Bloomfield, Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) at Yale F&ES

Webinar #3: The Social Aspects of Reforestation for Climate Change: Where, When and How?
May 9: 10:00-11:30am EDT

  1. Dr. Sarah Wilson and Dr. Angelica Almeyda: Overview of the social effects of reforestation
  2. Dr. Angelica Almeyda: Livelihoods and resilience to climate change through restoring forests and landscapes
  3. Dr. Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza: Co-Benefits from Forest-Based Carbon Offsetting: Two Contrasting Case Studies from Mexico
  4. Dr. Eva Garen: The role of trees and forests in cattle ranching livelihoods within a changing climate: experiences in Panama
  5. Moderated Q&A and discussion - led by Gillian Bloomfield, Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) at Yale F&ES