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Forests & Sustainable Development


Mongabay -3 weeks ago

Companies must account for quality, not just quantity, when it comes to forests (commentary)

The launch of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) in 2014, with the support of nearly 200 corporate, government, NGO and Indigenous peoples and local community endorsers, put forests at the forefront of climate action and sustainable development. The launch event triggered a flurry of corporate pledges to tackle deforestation in company supply chains. […]...

USFS -2 months ago

Analyzing socio-ecological interactions through qualitative modeling: Forest conservation and implications for sustainability in the peri‑urban bogota (Colombia)

<p>Framing environmental issues in a sustainability context requires that we highlight the interdependencies between ecological, social and economic factors. Accordingly, the socio-ecological system (SES), which emphasizes the interplay between environmental and social dynamics, seems to be the appropriate framework for analysis. We applied this view to explore issues concerning the conserva...

FAO -3 months ago

FAO calls for stepping up forest and landscape restoration

Efforts to restore the world's degraded forests and landscapes must be scaled up to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, said FAO in a new publication released today....

IUFRO -3 months ago

Online Launch: GFEP Report: Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations

According to the World Bank, 736 million people lived below the international poverty line of US $ 1.90 a day in 2015. Around 75% of the poor inhabit rural areas, in many cases regions of high forest cover. A number of studies conclude that poor and vulnerable populations tend to concentrate in environmentally fragile areas and rely disproportionately on natural resources and ecosystem services. A...

FAO -3 months ago

Forests, forest stakeholders key for achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires halting deforestation, protecting intact forests and restoring degraded forest landscapes – and an upsurge of action by communities, forest industries and responsible businesses provides the best hope of doing so....

timberbiz -3 months ago

Collaborative Partnership of Forests urges a change post COVID

Forests and tree landscapes should be at the heart of building back better after the COVID-19 pandemic for a more resilient and sustainable future, members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) said. Source: Timberbiz In a joint statement released at the margins of FAO’s Committee on Forestry, CPF members called for integrating the conservation, restoration and sustainable management...

timberbiz -3 months ago

FAO says sustainable forestry is the heart of recovery – Build Back Better

  A sustainable forest sector lies at the heart of COVID-19 recovery plans that seek to build back better, senior executives from the forest industry said in a statement released for the Food & Agriculture Organisation’s Committee on Forestry. Source: Timberbiz FAO’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) said that the need to recover from the social and eco...

timberbiz -3 months ago

We can Build Back Better in Australia after COVID-19 with forestry

Renewable forest industries in Australia and globally are ready to grow and play an even bigger role in the COVID-19 economic recovery. The Australian Forest Products Association has added its support to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries ‘Build Back Better’ initiative, which has identified that using renewable for...

IISD -3 months ago

Event: 25th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO 25) and World Forest Week

The 25th Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO 25) and the 7th World Forest Week will take place back-to-back and will explore the contributions that the forest sector can make to the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Decade of Action as well as to recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, including on solutions for climate change, biodiversity and people. The Committee on Forestry (COFO) i...

ITTO -4 months ago

ITTO releases guidelines for restoring degraded tropical forest landscapes

The aim of new guidelines published by ITTO on 5 October 2020 is to help stakeholders—from policymakers to foresters and farmers—in restoring degraded landscapes, thereby providing vital goods and ecosystem services and creating sustainable rural livelihoods and employment. Forest landscape restoration (FLR) is an inclusive approach that uses trees and other forest elements to build h...

Mongabay -4 months ago

Battle over proposed Colombian port at Tribugá puts sustainable development in focus

The area surrounding the town of Nuquí and its neighboring bay of Tribugá on Colombia’s northern Pacific coast has some of highest levels of rainfall in the world, a unique geography snuggled between tropical mountains and the ocean, and a mega-abundance of exceptional biodiversity. It is home to nature reserves, virgin forests, mangroves, breeding areas […]...

FAO -4 months ago

FAO Director-General calls for transformational change in the way we manage our forests and food systems that depend on them

Transformational change is needed in the way we manage our forests and their biodiversity, produce and consume our foods and interact with nature, if we want to build back better after the COVID-19 pandemic and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals....

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