CIFOR, Indonesia, and Sweden stand united in support of sustainable forestry

His Majesty the King, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (left), plants an ironwood tree along with boy and girl scouts. Also pictured are Queen Silvia of Sweden (centre), Peter Holmgren, Director General of CIFOR, and Ann-Sofie Holmgren (centre-left). Photo credit: CIFOR

The vision of a more sustainable world, in which forestry research and innovation play a vital role, is shared by the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Indonesia, and Sweden.

In support of the shared vision, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden paid a visit to CIFOR’s global headquarters Bogor, Indonesia, in order to attend a seminar in which business leaders, government officials, and scientists from CIFOR converged to discuss and analyse the role of forestry in sustainable development.

“Learning, based on science, is a basis for that sustainable future we want,” Peter Holmgren, the Director General of CIFOR, reminded the attendees of the seminar. “And CIFOR’s research work aims to demonstrate and ensure that forestry contributes to all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Indonesia and Sweden can learn from each other when it comes to forestry. Both countries are taking great responsibility for future climate action, biological diversity and sustainable management of forest resources.”

To commemorate the occasion, Their Majesties the King and Queen of Sweden planted an ironwood tree in CIFOR’s headquarters, an embodiment of Sweden’s sustainable forestry practices, as well as CIFOR’s long-term goals in forestry, which are needed in order to balance economic, environmental, and social concerns.


Source: The Centre for International Forestry Research