Forests feature in final UN meeting for framing Sustainable Development Goals

The forests of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, play important roles for livelihoods. What role will forests play in the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals? CIFOR photo

The forests of East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia, play important roles for livelihoods. What role will forests play in the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals? CIFOR photo

How should we define forestry for sustainable development? On 3-7 February 2014, this will be debated in the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. We are proud that CIFOR scientist Dr. Daju Resosudarmo has been invited to make a presentation and be on the expert panel at this important meeting.

The meeting is a unique opportunity to demonstrate how fundamentally important forests and forestry are for sustainable development, in particular the contributions that can be made across a wide range of development aspirations. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) process has also proven important for the debate on what we mean by “forestry” and for strengthening the position and perception of the sector.

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