In 2015, countries made a bold and ambitious commitment when adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Target 15.2 of SDG 15 on Life on Land calls for halting deforestation by 2020, among others. In addition, the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF) adopted in 2017 by the UN General Assembly calls for reversing the loss of forest cover and increasing forest area by 3 percent worldwide by 2030 (Global Forest Goal 1, Target 1.1).
This international conference, organized by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the challenges of halting and reversing deforestation and to jointly explore ways to accelerate progress towards achieving in particular the SDG Target 15.2 and Target 1.1 of the UNSPF.
CIFOR representatives will be involved in the following sessions over the three-day event:
Session 1: Integrated landscape management Tuesday, February 20, 11:00-12:30, Red Room Hosts: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Session 3: Forest Management and Landscape Restoration Tuesday, February 20 14:00-15:30, Red Room Hosts: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), UNEP, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), FAO, CIFOR
CIFOR Principal Scientist Manuel Guariguata will moderate this session.
Session 10: Role of different stakeholders Wednesday, February 21 14:00-15:30, Green Room Hosts: CIFOR, IUFRO, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
FTA Director Vincent Gitz of CIFOR will moderate this session.