Building on the Nexus of Forests, Energy and Livelihoods to Accelerate Achievement of the SDGs
These crises have been exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Global growth prospects have weakened significantly amid these crises, which have raised energy, food and commodity prices and disrupted supply chains and global trade.
With a particular focus on the contribution forests can make to wood-based bioenergy, the event will discuss the pros and cons of bioenergy, the means to address its negative impacts and ensure access to efficient, clean bioenergy while reversing deforestation and forest degradation, biodiversity loss, climate change and improving livelihoods.
In preparation for the September UN Summit, the event aims to showcase the nexus between forests, energy and livelihoods and encourage sharing of ideas on how to promote more integrated policy actions to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs, most notably SDG1 on ending poverty, SDG2 on ending hunger and SDG 7 on ensuring access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy.
Among the speakers is IUFRO's Dr. Nelson Grima, one of the lead authors of an Issue Brief on Forests, Energy and Livelihoods to be launched during the event.
- Building on the nexus of forests, energy, and livelihoods to accelerate achievement of the SDGs - An event by the Bureau of the eighteenth session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF18) https://www.un.org/esa/forests/events/unff18-bureau-event-forests-energy-livelihoods/index.html
- 4 April 2023, 10am - 1pm EDT
- Conference Room 5, UNHQ, New York
- Webcast: UN Web TV: https://media.un.org/en/webtv
- Flyer with program
- Concept Note