In collaboration with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the Secretariat for International Forest Issues highlights the mega trends related to the development on natural resources. This issue has been discussed during a Blue Skies meeting at Chatham House in London in early May, during a meeting of the committee as well as during a one-day follow up seminar titled ”Global trends – implications on the development and use of natural resources” at KSLA on June 8 2011. This seminar helped scientists, politicians, business and community leaders to understand these global trends over the next several decades and to create a basis for further discussions of what could be done to reduce risks for negative impacts and embrace opportunities for positive ones.
Please, find articles, presentations and a video from the seminar related to the mega trends on the following pages:
Picture: Sten Nilsson
Please find the Rights and Resources Initiative report ”TURNING POINT: What future for forest peoples and resources in the emerging world order?”