Fao –Infos news No.36





To read : Editorial: FAO and the Sustainable Development Goals– supporting implementation of a transformative global agenda…North American forest body prioritizes cross-sectoral collaboration…Seize opportunities for Near East and North African forest and rangeland development, urges regional commission…Sub-regional workshop spurs action on restoration of West African degraded drylands…Consolidating action to restore the integrity of the Zagros and Caspian forests  … 



Editorial: FAO and the Sustainable Development Goals– supporting implementation of a transformative global agenda

Ms Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General Natural Resources, FAO

In September 2015, countries adopted the ground-breaking 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new global framework for action which includes a set of 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For FAO, the SDGs are highly relevant, clearly reflecting the Organization’s strategic objectives: eliminating hunger, making agriculture, fisheries and forestry more productive and sustainable, promoting inclusive and efficient value chains and increasing resilience.




Forestry news

North American forest body prioritizes cross-sectoral collaboration

Representatives of the North American Forest Commission’s three member countries met in Campeche, Mexico, in mid-January for focused discussions on issues of significance to forestry in the region. The Commission's concluding set of priority issues for FAO’s consideration includes cross-sectoral collaboration on poverty reduction, food security, climate change and sustainable forest resources use, the contribution of forests to the 2030 Agenda and the development of indicators for monitoring progress on the Agenda and towards other goals relevant to the forest sector.

Read more in the summary of the 28th Session of the North American Forest Commission, held in Campeche, Mexico, 11–14 January 2016.



Seize opportunities for Near East and North African forest and rangeland development, urges regional commission  

Forests and rangelands’ fundamental importance to the livelihood of millions of rural people and to socioeconomic development and environmental protection in the Near East and North Africa was comprehensively addressed at a major regional meeting in Tlemcen, Algeria. Serious challenges exist, but so do opportunities to overcome them, the Commission concluded, particularly through sustainable forest and rangeland management for climate change adaptation and the restoration of degraded forests and drylands.

Read more in the summary of the 22nd Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission, held concurrently with the Fourth Near East Forestry Week in Tlemcen, Algeria, 13–17 December 2015.


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WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

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Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

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ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

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Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

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Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

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