Mega trends

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:

Bio-based Economy Ripe with Opportunity, but for Whom?

Institutional Reform, ‘Quality’ Growth, May Help Sustain World’s Natural Resources

Territorial dynamics and disputes the Peruvian Amazon

Reflections on the seminar about global trends

The Global trends seminar – presentations and recording of the day

Background: Global trends and the implications on the development and use of natural resources

Symmary from the Blue Skies meeting at Chatham House

Mega trends – SIFI:s´ fourth news letter

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?”

In collaboration with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), The Royal Swedish Academy of Forestry and Agriculture’s (KSLA) Committee on International Forest Issues and the Secretariat for International Forest Issues organized a one-day follow up seminar titled ”Global trends – implications on the development and use of natural resources” at KSLA on June 8 2011. Sten Nilsson (fellow of RRI and KSLA) and Andy White (RRI) began the meeting by summarizing the outcomes of the Blue Skies meeting at Chatham House in London. Invited guests from Africa, Asia and Latin America further comment on how the global trends are playing out in their regions and the implications for natural resources, local peoples’ rights and development. Finally, representatives from Swedish organisations in the forest, natural resources, and development fields provided comments on how they perceive how the trends will influence resp

In collaboration with the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI), the  Secretariat for International Forest Issues highlight the mega trends related to the development on natural resources. The project helps  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.

The academy organized a one-day follow up seminar togehter with the RRI titled ”Global trends – implications on the development and use of natural resources” at KSLA on June 8 2011. Sten Nilsson (fellow of RRI and KSLA) and Andy White (RRI) began the meeting by summarizing the outcomes of the Blue Skies meeting at Chatham House in London. Invited guests from Africa, Asia and Latin America further comment on how the global trends are playing out in their regions and the implications for natural resources, local peoples’ rights and development. Finally, representatives from Swedish organisations in the forest, natural resources, and development fields provided comments on how they perceive how the trends will influence respective organisation’s work and priorities.

ective organisation’s work and priorities.

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.

For Sweden, the seminar was crucial to highlight the complex issues related to the development on natural resources, which was made possible through collaboration with the RRI. The Royal Swedish Academy of Forestry and Agriculture’s is truly pleased with the cooperation and look forwards to further cooperation with the Rights and Resources Initiative in the future.