Virtual HLPF Side Event: Forests and transformative pathways to sustainability
Forests can be directly or indirectly linked to almost all SDGs and are central for nature based-solutions and transformative pathways towards sustainability. Building on the work undertaken by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Special Project World Forests, Society and Environment (WFSE) and especially the recent publication Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People, this side event will discuss the role of forests and forestry in transformative change and ways to accelerate the progress towards sustainability. It will specifically discuss the role of forest in transformational change and the levers of change across complex systems and illustrate ways to accelerate transformative change for the forests-food-energy-climate nexus and their potential and limitations, with emphasis on equity, gender and governance. It will also illustrate the large potential for synergies among the SDG targets that focus on sustainable land and resource use and the importance of policy and regulatory environment and capacities that support and incentivize sustainable forest-related livelihoods and development.
The event is organized by IUFRO, WWF, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Natural Resources Institute Finland.
Date: Thursday, 9 July 2020, 8:00-9:00 am EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) / UTC/GMT -4 hours
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