This special session in the Unites Nations Forum on Forest (UNFF) will give proposals of replacement of the reference to Millennium Development Goals with appropriate reference to the Sustainable Development Goals and target. I addition the session will work on the strategic plan for the period 2017-2030 and the quadrennial work program for 2017-2020.
At the COP 23 very little of substance on forests was discussed at the main negotiations. The task of implementing the Paris Accord become an administrative debate on the REDD instrument. The issue was whether a special institutional arrangement was needed within the convention or not. No consensus was established.