@FAO has launched a CPF Joint Call to Action for forests by 2030.— UN Biodiversity (@UNBiodiversity) September 19, 2023
It outlines how the CPF will scale up its efforts in supporting the role of forests in achieving Global Forest Goals and #SDGs towards 2030. 🌲#SDGSummit
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On 18 September 2023, the Heads and senior representatives of the CPF member organizations met to commit to reinforcing actions to strengthen global and national efforts to fully unlock the contribution of forests to SDGs and achieve the CPF joint vision for forests towards 2030, by launching The CPF Joint Call to Action for Forests towards 2030. This call to action is urgently needed, given the global climate crisis, biodiversity loss, wildfires, and the need to support vulnerable people across the globe.
The CPF Joint Call to Action is a vehicle to bring much needed attention to the importance of achieving the Global Forest Goals and to the contribution of forest conservation, restoration and sustainable use to achieving the SDGs. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework complements and reinforces the Global Forest Goals. The CBD can play a strong and unique role in delivering the CPF Joint Call to Action for Forests Towards 2030.
The purpose of this CPF Joint Call to Action outlines how the CPF will scale up its efforts in supporting the role of forests in achieving Global Forest Goals and SDGs towards 2030, but does not intend to establish new structures or frameworks. It contains a list of priority areas for actions, which are expected to result in more effective and impactful implementation and synergies, with lower transaction costs.
Four Focal Areas
1. Provide support to strengthen Member States’ capacities, policies, and institutions, to achieve the SDGs, the GFGs, and other forest-related global goals and commitments. This includes facilitating cross-sectoral collaboration, support to improved coherent policy responses and further integration of forest actions into national development plans and strategies, particularly through supporting the work of the UN Forum on Forests and the International Arrangement on Forests.
2. Help recognize and unlock the full value of forests across global agendas, for food security, climate change, biodiversity, land degradation, employment, water, energy, wildfires, sustainable production, bioeconomy and other interconnected sectors.
3. Enhance actions on the ground at all levels, on restoration, afforestation, sustainable management, and use of forests, making sure that no one is left behind, and that women, indigenous peoples and local communities are empowered.
4. Continue development and dissemination of robust and transparent forest data, to enhance informed, evidence-based decision making.
5. Improve accessibility to the latest available data, tools and methodologies, leveraging advanced and innovative technologies to produce high-quality and up-to-date data and information.
6. Support the implementation and scaling up of existing solutions and promote innovative and integrated approaches to halting deforestation, solving multiple environmental crises and feeding the world.
7. Address fragmentation of finance for forests and support mainstreaming forest finance in development plans at all levels and facilitate access to finance for activities targeted to halting deforestation, conserving, sustainably managing, and restoring forests.
8. Engage actively with the private sector to facilitate leveraging private investment for conservation, restoration and sustainable use of forests.
9. Encourage and assist Member States in increasing public investment for forests and developing innovative green financing mechanisms.
10. Accelerate global advocacy efforts to bring forests into the political agenda in discussions on climate, biodiversity, agriculture, and socio-economic issues, and change the perception of the challenges, but also opportunities on, inter alia, the need for turning the tide on deforestation, wildfires, and forest solutions to the climate crisis.