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The global conversation via T20Q. Some of the people and questions so far

The global conversation via T20Q. Some of the people and questions so far.

www.forestryevidence.com/t20q/home

 

bienvenue à T20Q

bienvenue à T20Q

Nous souhaitons encourager le plus de personnes possibles à participer et à alimenter la discussion sur les thématiques les plus importantes pour la recherche et les choix politiques

Participez à la conversation!

Ne vous limitez pas dans vos réflexions : quel que soit l’élément important pour vous dans la forêt ou les arbres des paysages, nous voulons le connaître.

 

bienvenido a T20Q

bienvenido a T20Q

Deseamos animar a tantas personas como sea posible a participar de las deliberaciones sobre cuáles son los temas más importantes para la investigación y las políticas.

Únase a la conversación!

Piense en términos generales: si algún aspecto de la silvicultura o los árboles en el paisaje es importante para usted, queremos escucharlo.

We have received almost 1300 questions to the T20Q project, covering a very wide range of topics, from people in 79 different countries.

A third of those who have participated have been women and 20% have been under the age of 30. Forestry has often been criticised for being heavily reliant on the views of older men, so this level of participation from younger people and women is terrific, and we encourage yet more to join the conversation.

We have received questions from people working in forestry, agriculture, landscapes and combinations of these three – researchers, policy-makers, educators and practitioners – and we are particularly keen to hear from more people in smaller organisations and the business sector.

Have you important questions that you think researchers and policy makers should listen to? Is your country or region well represented so far? Do join the conversation! Read about T20Q and submit your questions online

A map showing the locations of people who have submitted questions to T20Q so far

Gabriel Hemery with one of his questions submitted to T20Q

Gabriel Hemery with one of his questions submitted to T20Q. Have you submitted yours?

Sylva CEO Dr Gabriel Hemery was interviewed about the global crowdsourcing project T20Q.  The article by journalist Julie Mollins was published this week in the Global Landscapes Forum.

Here’s a short extract from the Q&A interview:

Q: What inspired the T20Q project?

A: At its heart, the inspiration is to get everyone with an interest in forestry and landscapes to contribute towards research and policy agendas. This will ensure that research undertaken — at whatever level — is relevant and policy development reflects perceived priorities. To use “buzz words”, this is referred to as a participatory process that supports evidence-based policymaking.


T20Q – Top 20 Questions for Forestry and Landscapes – is a project run by multiple partners. The website is hosted by the Sylva Foundation at: http://forestryevidence.com/t20q/

 

Living Ash Project website

Living Ash Project website

Sylva is asking for help in adding ash trees to an important nationwide survey. We want volunteers to ‘tag’ trees and complete a simple survey online.

We still have a few tags available to give away free, on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to receive a pack of five tree tags for free please:

register your interest here

We are asking members of the public to get involved by tagging up to five ash trees that will be surveyed once every year. Tag packs consisting of five tags have been developed, each with a unique identification number, plus aluminium nails to affix it to the tree stem (these do not harm the tree), together with full instructions. Once that the trees are tagged, we ask volunteers to complete a simple annual survey about its health. The survey is hosted by our partner Ashtag and is available online on computer, tablet or smartphone. Volunteers are asked to pinpoint the tree location(s) on an online map, take a photograph, then answer five straightforward questions.

As Chalara ash dieback spreads across the British Isles, the Living Ash Project aims to identify and secure ash trees that show good tolerance to the fungus that causes the dieback (Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus) and use these individual trees as the foundation of a breeding programme.

Partners in the Living Ash Project will be assessing the many thousands of trees that exist already in a breeding programme for ash, and we will use citizen science to screen the wider population – and this is where your help is needed. Later, we will produce trees that show good tolerance to the fungus, and plant them on the public forest estate as an archive, freely available to the forest industry. We will also develop techniques to enable us to rapidly produce large numbers of tolerant trees for reforestation. The five year project is funded by Defra.

Read more about the Living Ash Project

Take the T20Q survey

Take the T20Q survey

T20Q has been running less than a month and we are delighted that so many people have submitted such interesting questions. We have reached almost 1000 questions in three languages, but we are aiming much higher! Your voice deserves to be heard! So please submit your questions through the website. Click here

Here are a few questions that we received recently (to get you thinking):

  • What is the potential of forests and trees to mitigate climate change if all opportunities of active management and substitution are included?
  • How can we measure biodiversity (potential) with one or a few generic variables that are easily understandable and acceptable?
  • How does urbanisation change the priorities and financial flows to landscapes?
  • Why are forest plantations often seen as negative feature, while planting trees is seen as very positive activity?
  • Which are the “missing middles” in policies related to landscapes, i.e. which areas of forestry/agriculture/other land uses are outside or only marginally covered by policy interventions?
  • How effective is neoclassic economic theory and methods (including natural capital accounting) for realising stakeholder objectives for landscapes?
  • Which development opportunities are lost, and to what magnitude, because siloed sectors and institutions miss out on combined solutions, e.g. across Sustainable Development Goals?
  • To what extent will higher valuation of food (higher food prices) improve farming livelihoods and environmental sustainability and to what extent is there a tradeoff with food security?

T20Q – top twenty questions for forestry and landscapes is a project within the broader Evidence-Based Forestry (EBF) initiative, led by CIFOR and its partners.

T20Q is a global project that allows you to have your say about issues of importance.

Many believe that too few people are involved in setting research and policy agendas. T20Q is a vehicle for your voice.

From May to October 2014 we will be collecting your ideas in a variety of ways, including workshops, online surveys and social media.

www.forestryevidence.com/t20q

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