6 - 9


5:30—6:30 PM

Why Forests? Why Now?

These events are not hosted at CGD, but will take place in California. 
The Center for Global Development, together with The Nature Conservancy California Chapter and the University of California Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA), is pleased to invite you to two book launch events in the Bay Area with Dr. Jonah Busch, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development, celebrating the publication of Why Forests? Why Now? The Science, Economics and Politics of Tropical Forests and Climate Change by Frances Seymour and Jonah Busch.
Monday, March 6th
5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Nature Conservancy California Chapter 201 Mission Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
Please RSVP to
Thursday, March 9th
4:30 – 6:30 pm
Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA)
Giannini Hall 248
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Tropical forests are an undervalued asset in meeting the greatest global challenges of our time—averting climate change and promoting sustainable development. Despite their importance, tropical forests and their ecosystems are being destroyed at a high and even increasing rate in most forest-rich countries. The good news is that the science, economics, and politics are aligned to support a major international effort to reverse tropical deforestation.
Why Forests? Why Now? synthesizes the latest research on the importance of tropical forests in a way that is accessible to anyone interested in climate change and development and to readers already familiar with the problem of deforestation. It makes the case to decision-makers in rich countries that rewarding developing countries for protecting their forests is urgent, affordable, and achievable.


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