To develop plantation forestry into a stable and sustainable business


A message from LAND-L :

New Forests for Africa 

Reforestation and landscape restoration as means of combating climate change are now high on the agenda of many governments and organizations, especially in the wake of COP21 in Paris. Close cooperation between businesses and investors is needed to meet this challenge and to develop plantation forestry into a stable and sustainable business that will be beneficial to all involved.

‘Forests for the Future – New Forests for Africa’ aims at large scale reforestation in Africa. This initiative is supported by Mr. Kofi Annan, Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation.

The successful creation of new forests requires close, long-term commitment and cooperation between all parties. It is for this reason that aworking conference will be held on March 16 and 17, 2016 in Accra, Ghana. It is time to remove barriers and dramatically boost reforestation. Mr. Kofi Annan will be at the official launch of this initiative.

For more information, please visit the website of 

Kind regards,

Malou Tichelaar

Mr. Arne Doornebal


MY QUESTIONS (Willem Van Cotthem)

“Why must reforestation and landscape restoration again be coupled with ‘a stable and sustainable business‘?

“Is plantation forestry to combat climate change evolving into a matter of stable and sustainable profit of the big business ‘beneficial to all involved‘ ?

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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