Future Policy Award 2011: Forests

Celebrating Innovative Policy Solutions for the protection of forests

Deforestation, climate change, ecosystem destruction, food and water crises and financial turmoil are problems that call for courageous regulatory intervention. In the International Year of Forests, the Future Policy Award 2011 celebrated successful policies that protect, enhance and sustainably utilize forests for people, and thus contribute to a better world. The winners were presented at a formal ceremony with ministers, decision-makers, media and donors on 21 September 2011 at the Central Park Zoo in New York.