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About 700 forestry experts, activists, policymakers, global leaders and climate change negotiators gathered on the sidelines of U.N. climate talks in Doha on December 2  for the sixth annual Forest Day to discuss how forests could be better harnessed to slow the pace of global warming and help communities adapt to the changing environment.

Under the banner of "Living Landscapes", which referred to the interconnections between forests and agriculture and their impacts on people and society, Forest Day 6 kicked off the first of two popular conferences on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change's (UNFCCC) annual Conference of the Parties in 2012. Forest Day 6 was followed by Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 on December 3 at the same venue.

Please revisit this page in coming days for the latest photos, videos, stories and speeches from the conference.

Following is a press release that was issued at the end of the conference.

Videos from Forest Day 6

Blogs from Doha

Forest Day 6 was held in conjunction with Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 under the theme of 'Living Landscapes', which looked at the interconnections between forests and agriculture and their impacts on people and society.

Forest Day and Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day are now combined into one event to shape the climate and development agenda for forests and agriculture.

“It is time to look at new ways of solving old problems…it is time for forestry to come out of the forest and contribute more broadly.”

Peter Holmgren, Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

“Everything you thought you knew about deforestation in the 20th century is no longer true…so we have to be alert to emerging drivers.”

Doug Boucher, Director of Climate Research and Analysis at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

“Trees are really still our heroes in that they are working across our needs for water, our need for carbon and for the needs of local people. Moving towards landscapes will help us move towards sustainability.”

Mary Barton-Dock, Director of Climate Policy and Finance at the World Bank.

“No doubt if a government has to choose between [food and forests], then forests will always lose…so the challenge is to promote forest management in a way that goes hand in hand with feeding the population.”

Andreas Tveteraas, Senior Adviser to Norway's International Climate and Forest Initiative.

“The honeymoon period is over for REDD+, we are down to the nuts and bolts of the mechanism.”

Tony La Vina, REDD+ facilitator and negotiator for the Philippines.

Photos from Forest Day 6