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
Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of Land, on 'Sustainable Land-Based Bioeconomy Development'.
Guest Editors: Dr. Stefanie Linser, Dr. Martin Greimel, Prof. Dr. Andreas Pyka.
The bioeconomy as a scientific concept was first introduced in the 1970s through an analysis of the economic process with respect to fundamental laws of physics, implying that negative impacts of resource extraction could be reduced by a circular economy with minimized resource throughput. This notion of the bioeconomy being closely linked to natural laws never caught up in political economics and was reinterpreted at the beginning of the new millennium as a political agenda for industrial biomass production in the EU. Following extensive criticism on having missed out on social and ecological sustainability, the EU revised its strategies as sectoral programs and inspired countries around the world to develop their own interpretations of a bioeconomy. A sustainable and circular bioeconomy is also a pathway to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 because the bioeconomy relates to a number of SDGs.
Today, the predominantly academically led discussion has developed into a so-called “mixed-source metadiscourse”, being on a par with comprehensive concepts such as sustainable development or global governance, providing a broad narrative for a decarbonized economy.
As a common denominator, all bioeconomy development perspectives anticipate increased biomass utilization which, in turn, puts land use and availability into particular focus. In light of this conclusion, the aim of this Special Issue is to encourage further discussions on the concept of sustainable bioeconomy development by providing a backdrop through presenting the recent state of the discourse. Further, approaches to monitor, assess and report the implementation of bioeconomy strategies have also become ever more important.
To provide an account on current approaches and implementations, we welcome paper contributions in the form of either empirical research or conceptual/theoretical works on selected perspectives of a land-based bioeconomy through policy analysis, literature reviews and indicator-based monitoring mainly in the following categories:
* Development of the bioeconomy concept;
* Economic perspectives of a land-based bioeconomy;
* Environmental concerns in a sustainable land-based bioeconomy;
* Socio-cultural aspects in sustainable land-based bioeconomy development;
* Transformational pathways for a knowledge-based sustainable bioeconomy development;
* Monitoring, assessment and reporting approaches for a land-based bioeconomy.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022.
Further details at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/land/special_issues/land_bioeconomy
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Institute of Forest, Environment and Natural Resource Policy,
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)
and European Forest Institute, Forest Policy Research Network
1180 Vienna, Austria
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You are cordially invited to a side event at the XV World Forestry Congress on Wednesday, 4 May 2022 18:30 - 20:00 KST (UTC/GMT +9) (Hybrid Event)
Evaluating policy impacts: How to best assess the effectiveness of international forest policy? Conference Room 318C, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Online participants: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85112807086
Over the past decades, large areas of the world’s forests have been depleted and degraded worldwide. To respond, several international policy approaches and instruments have emerged. Although many of them are being widely implemented, there is less agreement and a lack of systematic knowledge about their effects and impacts. This session aims to present and discuss up-to-date research approaches and ongoing studies that employ a variety of methodological approaches to explore the impacts of two major international forest governance initiatives: FLEGT and REDD+
* European Forest Institute,
* Center for International Forest Research,
* Technical University of Dresden,
Moderator: Yitagesu Tekle, Team leader, European Forest Institute
Introduction: Lukas Giessen, Chair of Tropical and International Forestry; TU Dresden/Germany<https://tu-dresden.de/bu/umwelt/forst/inter/tropen/die-professur/inhaber-in…>
* Fredy Polo (TU Dresden): Systematic literature review on the impacts of FLEGT VPAs on tropical countries
* Paolo Cerutti and Jean Newbery (CIFOR-ICRAF): Perception-based methodology to assess FLEGT VPA impacts across seven countries
* Sven Wunder (EFI): Rigorous impact evaluaon of REDD+: a global meta-study
* Anna Sanders (CIFOR-ICRAF): Actor-based, ethnographic approaches to understand REDD+ impacts
* Closing remarks: Georg Winkel (WUR)
Dr. Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne
Team Leader - Global Forest Governance
Coordinator, Circular Bioeconomy Alliance
European Forest Institute, Bonn Office
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You are invited to a side event at the XV World Forestry Congress on 6 May at 12:00-13:30 Korea Standard Time (KST), UTC +9
Governance of local forest commons
Conference Room 317C, COEX, Seoul, Korea
Online participants, please register here: https://snu-ac-kr.zoom.us/j/4440100013
Governance of forest commons is a key to sustaining ecosystem services for resilience of societies to adapt to the impacts of climate change and globalization. The conventional institutions including market systems have largely failed in sustainable management of forest commons. We look to the traditional systems in China, Japan and Korea that developed among communities before the modern developments and draw lessons for future. The subject of this proposed side event is the village woodlands, a specific group of forest commons that exist in different forms and meanings in various countries. In this side event, long time researchers from China, Japan and Korea will present an in-depth review of how traditional village woodlands have survived and transformed throughout the times of globalization and climate change. We will particularly draw on their lessons towards strengthening the resilience of societies for nature conservation and livelihood improvement. Panelists with insights from other countries and regions will contribute as panelists. Governance of forest commons in Asia including Fengshui forests in China, village woodlands called Satoyam and Maeulsoop in Japan and Korea, respectively will be presented with reflections. Designated panelists will include Prof. Takahashi at Utsunomiya University of Japan, who can compare with studies on the Satoyama in Japan, Professor Wil de Jong, who can contribute the insights from the cases of governing the commons in other parts of the world, and Prof. Ryo Kohsaka at the University of Tokyo, who can also provide input from the relevant forest commons study in Japan. There will be an open discussion for all participants and audience.
Institute of Sustainable Social-Ecological Systems, Seoul, Korea,
Seoul National University,
Renmin University of China and
Rocky Mountain Research Station of US Forest Service.
Moderator: YOUN Yeo-Chang, Director of Institute of Sustainable Social-Ecological Systems; Professor Emeritus of Seoul National University, Korera
Liu Jinlong, Prof. Renmin University of China
Prof. Ryo Kohsaka at the University of Tokyo
Prof. Takahashi at Utsunomiya University of Japan
Dr. Nathaniel Anderson at the Rocky Mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service
Wil de Jong, Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University, Japan; Adjunct professor, Renmin University of China
Prof. Renmin University of China
Deputy Coordinator, IUFRO Division 9
posted by IUFRO Headquarters on behalf of
Professor Liu Jinlong
Evaluating policy impacts: HOW TO BEST ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF INTERNATIONAL FOREST POLICY?
Join the Side Event!
Over the past decades, large areas of the world’s forests have been depleted and degraded worldwide. To respond, several international policy approaches and instruments have emerged. Although many of them are being widely implemented, there is less agreement and a lack of systematic knowledge about their effects and impacts. This session aims to present and discuss up-to-date research approaches and ongoing studies that employ a variety of methodological approaches to explore the impacts of two major international forest governance initiatives: FLEGT and REDD+.
Wednesday, 4 May 2022
18:30 - 20:00 KST (UTC/GMT +9)
Hybrid Event: Conference Room 318C, Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85112807086
Looking forward to seeing you there!
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