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Country-Led Initiative (CLI) in Support of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF): Forests for People - The Role of National Forest Programmes and the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests

17-20 November 2009 | Guilin, China

Country-Led Initiative in Support of the UNFF: Forests for People - The Role of National Forest Programmes and the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests

FAOPhotos from the field trips on 19 and 20 November

Partipants had to opportunity to go on two field trips to view the beautiful natural scenery around Guilin. Activities included a boat ride on the Lijiang River, a visit to a fishing village, a visit to Elephant Trunk Hill and a walk through the Reed Flute Cave.

Boat ride along the Lijiang River
A view of the beautiful scenery along the Lijiang river
Participants took a boat ride along the Lijiang river
Conference participants on the boat
     
 
 
       
 
 
   
Some participants brought their work on board the boat
 
     

 

 
       
 
 
         
 
 
           
Bargaining in Xingping village
Tour guide Simon
           
Dinner in Yangshuo
Posing in front of photos of when US President Bill Clinton visited the fishing village near Xingping
             
Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill

The IISD team with Yasemin Öztürk, International Forestry Students' Association
         
 
 
         
Participants during Working Group 3 on mobilizing finance
Flow chart developed during Working Group 2 on sustainable production
           
 
 
             
Reed Flute Cave
Simon, one of the tour leaders, leading participants to the Reed Flute Cave
A view of the inside of the cave, which is beautifully illuminated
           
 
 
             
 
Related Links

Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) resources
Meeting website
Background documents

General resources

National Forest Programme
NFP Facility
UNFCCC REDD Platform
The Convention on Biological Diversity: Programme on Forests
FAO Forestry
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests

IISD RS resources
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IISD RS coverage of the CLI on Financing for Sustainable Forest Management in Support of the UNFF: The Paramaribo Dialogue, 20 April - 1 May 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, US
IISD RS coverage of the Eighth session of the UNFF, 20 April - 1 May 2009, UN Headquarters, New York, US

IISD RS coverage of the Nineteenth session of the FAO Committee on Forestry, 16-20 March 2009, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
IISD RS coverage of ITTC-44,
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IISD RS coverage of ITTC-43, 5-10 November 2007, Yokohama, Japan

IISD RS coverage of ITTC-42, 7-12 May 2007, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
IISD RS coverage of the CLI in Support of the Multi-Year Programme of Work (MYPOW) of the UNFF: Charting the Way Forward to 2015, 13-16 February 2007, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia
IISD RS coverage of the UNFF Country-Led Initiative on Lessons Learned in Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting on Implementation of IPF/IFF Proposals for Action, 17-20 March 2003, Viterbo, Italy
IISD RS archive of forestry meetings
Global forest policy backgrounder
Forests-L - A news and announcement list on forest policy issues
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MEA Bulletin - Newsletter on key MEAs and their secretariats
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