Discussion Forum at the Global Landscapes Forum 2015, in Paris, France alongside COP21. Fuel wood is and will remain an important pillar within the energy mix in Sub-Sahara Africa and constitutes a huge potential for the economy at all scales. Its link to food and nutrition security is critical: 50% of forest degradation and 10–20% of forest destruction in the region is caused by wood energy exploitation contributing to land degradation and desertification. This session discusses the potential of afforestation and agroforestry for wood-energy production to help landscape restoration efforts.

Moderator: Cora van Oosten, Senior Project Leader, Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University & Research centre (UR), Netherlands


  • Klaus Ackermann, GIZ Sectoral Project to Combat Desertification
  • Koffi Apedjagbo, National Expert, GIZ Togo
  • Mary Njenga,Post-Doctoral Fellow, World Agroforerestry Centre
  • Christina Seeberg-Elverfeldt, Policy Advisor, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
  • Steve Sepp, Executive Director, ECO Consulting Group
  • Mark van der Wal,Senior Ecologist, IUCN Netherlands

Sunday, 6 December 2015
Global Landscapes Forum, Paris, France
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Sustainable wood energy as restoration option? GLF 2015

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