World Series Vol. 38 - Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities
Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report
Editors: Irena F. Creed and Meine van Noordwijk
IUFRO World Series Volume 38. Vienna. 192 p.
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), 2018
Report - complete document (high resolution)
Report - complete document (low resolution)
Policy brief (high resolution)
Policy brief (low resolution)
The Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Water co-chaired by Irena F. Creed and Meine van Noordwijk prepared a scientific synthesis report and accompanying policy brief launched at the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. More than 50 scientists from 20 countries contributed to this major assessment of the forests-water-climate-people link.
The primary global policy context for this assessment is shaped by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Water is central to all 17 SDGs and forests are inseparably tied to water. The report reflects the importance of integrated action towards ensuring access to water for all and sustaining life on land and highlights the important linkages between water and forests.
Report and policy brief available at:
Side event at the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF 2018)
"Forests and Water on a Changing Planet: Scientific Insights for Building Sustainable and Resilient Societies"
10 July 2018, UN Headquarters, New York: