Family Forestry, local forest communities and indigenous peoples of tropical forests made a real impact on the outcome of the 10th session of United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF 10).
The session was organised in Istanbul, Turkey from 8th to 19th April 2013 and the theme was “forests and Economic Development”. Secure tenure rights and stakeholder participation were among the most important issues.
The whole system of international forest politics may be at a critical juncture. There must be formed a solid bace for decisions in 2015 on the future of UNFF and the whole international arrangements on forest, including central or regional legally binding treaties.
IFFA is committed to the development and implementation of international communication strategies.
This was the main message when IFFA chair Peter deMarsh addressed the United Nations Forum on forests. The 13th session of the forum was held in New York 7 to 11 May 2018.
Design mechanism to support sustainable wood
- Identify and design mechanisms that recognise the multiple benefit that sustainable forest management and sustainable wood hade in communities, improving livelihood and cost-effective carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.
Halt deforestation and increase forest area
Strengthening small-scale forest producers and their organisation may halt deforestation and increase forest area.
The conference “Halt deforestation and increase forest area” was held in Rome 20-22 February 2018
The conference was a joint initiative between FAO and the Collaborative Partnership of Forests.