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Protecting and sustainably managing the planet's forests is crucial for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

NAO, SDG15, forest protection, forest conservation, sustainable management of forests

Senior government officials from around the world today gathered at FAO to focus on ways to step up global efforts in the forestry sector aimed at achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change.  "Urgent action is needed to sustain and preserve the planet's forests in order to achieve our global …

Editor’s pickSurrounded by the forest, it is only natural for this park centre in Quebec to be made of wood

Quebec, Canada, wood architecture, park, forests

Surrounded by lakes, mountains and forests, it is no wonder that the design team behind the Centre de Services Le Bonnallie took inspiration from nature. Quebecois architecture firm Anne Carrier incorporated wood in various forms for the building, giving both interior and exterior spaces warmth and coziness. Set in Mont-Orford National Park in …

Editor’s pickProtection of forests ‘fundamental to security of humanity’s place on this planet,’ UN Forum told

UN, forests, SDG, sustainable development goals

Kick-starting action on the recently-adopted Global Forest Goals to protect, sustainably manage and increase world’s forest area will be a key focus for delegations gathered in New York for the 12th session of the UN Forum on Forests, which opened last Monday at United Nations Headquarters.   The six forest goals and 26 associated …

Reuters: Indigenous people best custodians of threatened forests, studies show


Granting formal land rights to indigenous people living in the world's tropical forests is among the most effective, but underused, ways to stop illegal deforestation that fuels violence, poverty and global warming, according to new research. Local communities are best equipped to safeguard valuable forests, and those with strong land rights are …

Editor’s pick87% of the world’s certified forest area is in ECE: UN

UNECE, Europe, certified forests

Certified forests covers about 11% of global forests in 2015. The 56-member country Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) accounts for about 40% (1.6 billion hectares) of the global forest estate and in total makes up 87% of the total global certified forest area. Of the global certified forest area, 48% is in North America, 25% in Western …