Forests have been a key source of economic development for many Asia-Pacific countries. Forests produce both timber and non-timber products as well as environmental services, linking forestry with economics and climate and water regulation for the welfare of the welfare of the people in the region.
Potential discussion topics:
- Timber Legality Assurance System, FLEGT & forestry certification
- Potential of Reduced Impact Logging (RIL-C) in climate mitigation and increasing productivity
- Improving forest governance through collaboration with communities and forest management units
- Restoring degraded forests and landscapes, including for production