This session will discuss how green supply chains for legal and sustainable timber and other forest products support forest landscape restoration (FLR), with a focus on:
- raising awareness of the benefits of using wood produced from legal and sustainable sources in a transparent manner at every “link” in the chain –in the forest, on the log truck, in the mill, on the ship and in the showroom– thereby increasing demand for wood in domestic and international markets;
- sharing lessons from FLR in a rural area in Côte d’Ivoire that has improved livelihoods through the empowerment of local communities, especially women;
- sharing key messages from the workshop and dialogue on global green supply chains held in June 2018 in China calling for actions and commitments across a wide spectrum of stakeholders to ensure the sustainable and legal production of timber and forest products; and
- facilitating public-private partnerships for global green supply chains to bring the technical expertise and investment needed for sustainable restoration and value-added forest products.
The session is designed to accelerate coordination among stakeholders in FLR, including communities and the private sector, to further the aims and objectives of the Bonn Challenge and the New York Declaration on Forests. It will also contribute to connecting sustainable landscape approaches to sustainable forest management in the tropics in the context of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals 12 and 15.
Details on date and venue:
Sunday, 2 December 2018, 11:00–12:30 hrs
World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany
Room: Nairobi 1–2
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