Forest producer organizations could play a key role in the delivery and development of social protection programmes according to two new FAO Forestry Working Papers released at a World Forest Week side event at FAO headquarters in Rome.
Millions of small-scale farmers and foresters will be able to better protect their lands from the impacts of climate change, and improve their livelihoods thanks to renewed global efforts announced today on the sidelines of World Forest Week (COFO24).
A memorandum of understanding was signed today between FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) that focuses on the provision of joint support to strengthen capacities in the sustainable and integrated management of natural resources in order to forge closer links in the key areas of climate change, food security and the Sustainable Development Goals.
A global panel exchanged experience and knowledge on the importance of investing in forest education in order to raise understanding and awareness among children and young adults of the sustainable use of forests at a high level World Forest Week session at FAO headquarters in Rome on Wednesday.
Without the world’s forests and the multiple benefits they provide, it will be difficult to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Forests and trees must therefore be central to plans and programmes aimed at meeting these international commitments, according to discussions during side events Monday on the opening day of World Forest Week at FAO headquarters in Rome.
Sustainable management of urban forests and green spaces makes cities and their inhabitants more resilient to climate change and helps to achieve the global sustainability goals. This was the main message of an urban forestry event held today during World Forest Week at FAO headquarters in Rome.
Edwin Loyola of the Philippines was recognized at the 24th Session of the Committee on Forestry for his winning entry in the 2018 International Day of Forests photo contest. The photo contest which was organized by FAO was launched ahead of this year’s International Day of Forests with the theme “Forests and sustainable cities”. Competition entrants were asked to take a photo of forests and trees in towns and cities and the people who benefit from them.