A 360° View of Forests: People, Biodiversity, Carbon, and More
United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat, International Tropical Timber Organization and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Date and Time
26 October 2010 18:15 - 19:45
Discussions on REDD and other payments for ecosystem services (PES) are showing the need for a holistic approach to forest management. For example, it is now widely accepted that REDD efforts can only be successful if they are built on a strong foundation of good forest governance in resilient and well-managed forests. Existing forest related agreements, notably the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the UNFF non-legally binding instrument on all types of forests, and the International Tropical Timber Agreement (ITTA), provide the policy basis for the necessary transition to sustainable forest management (SFM), including the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from forest products and resources. This event will present the strategic collaboration between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). It will highlight recent and proposed joint activities, including: outreach activities in the International Year of Forests 2011; capacity building efforts on forest biodiversity and climate change; and an ITTO support programme for the implementation of the CBD programme of work on forest biodiversity.