Protect, restore and sustainably use forests:
building blocks for environmental and economic recovery
Stockholm+50 Associated Event
Monday, 30 May 2022
15.00 -16.15 PM CEST
Register here: https://fao.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NMpI_BzoTsCKa4SHmS1sHg
Forests and trees can play a crucial role in addressing planetary challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss while moving towards sustainable economies and increasing food security.
The State of the World’s Forests 2022 (SOFO2022) provides three pathways to implement this new perspective of making development work with the environment: ‘protect’: measures for halting deforestation; ‘restore’: making land more productive, and ‘use’: investments in building economically viable green value chains that provide resilient livelihoods. SOFO2022 is a contribution to the implementation of SDG 15 (Life on Land) and the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests and its Global Forest Goals.
Important commitments regarding the world’s forests have been made at the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (UNFCCC COP26), the United Nations Environment Assembly 5.2 (UNEA 5.2), the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF17), and the Seoul Forest Declaration and the Ministerial Call on Sustainable wood adopted at World Forestry Congress (WFC) 2022.
Join FAO and Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests in this discussion on interfaces between protection, restoration and sustainable use of forests as building blocks for a green recovery. Together they can conserve nature, better provide for human well-being, and contribute to inclusive recovery, build resilient and sustainable economies.
Additional information on the State of the World’s Forests<https://www.fao.org/publications/sofo/2022/en/>.
Moderation: Alexander Buck, Executive Director, IUFRO
* High-level opening
Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, FAO and Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests
* Setting the scene:
Three building blocks: Protection, restoration, and sustainable use of forests
John Parrotta, US Forest Service and President of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
* Panel discussion: Linking the interface between the three building blocks
* Restore and use: the potential of agroforestry
Johan Ekeström, Burgapha Agroforestry, Laos
* Use and protect: Wood: a renewable construction material
Petri Heino, Program Director, Wood building program, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
* Protect and restore: ecosystem payments for carbon farming
Gabriela Violeta Soto Nilo, Department for Climate Change and Environmental Services, National Forest Commission, Chile
* Local actors and communities as partners on the ground
Cécile Ndjebet, 2022 CPF Wangari Maathai Forest Champion
* Open Discussion:
Protection, restoration and sustainable use of forests: How can these three building blocks make development work with the environment?
* Closing Remarks: Building forward: Investing into forest-based solutions
Mirey Attalah, Coordinator Nature for Climate branch, UN Environment Programme, UNEP
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Technische Universität Dresden
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products
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