UN forum calls for sustainable forest management

The United Nations Forum on Forests has called on governments around the world to improve sustainable forest management.

The forum recommended a range of actions that should be taken, from data collection to addressing the causes of deforestation.

As its latest session finished on Friday night, the forum also decided to consider setting up a global forest fund.

A forest“In this historic meeting, countries broke new ground and agreed to take actions that demonstrate the need to sustainably manage our forests,” said Jan McAlpine, director of the forum’s secretariat.

If you want to contribute to data collection about trees and forests in the UK, you can sign up to take part in OPAL’s seventh survey on tree health, launching next month.

 

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