Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, including ITTO, issued a joint statement, “Challenges and Opportunities in Turning the Tide on Deforestation” at the 16th Session of the UN Forum on Forests.

27 April 2021, New York, NY, USA

A tropical forest in Cordillera del Condor, Ecuador. Photo: Fundación Natura

Members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, comprised of fifteen international organizations working on forestry, issued a joint statement highlighting the need to halt the destruction of the world's forests at the 16th Session of the UN Forum on Forests, held virtually on 27 April 2021. The joint statement outlined the impacts of deforestation as well as the opportunities and actions required to reverse it.


Related SDGs

This joint statement presents sound scientific facts and figures around the current status of deforestation and the multidimensional services provided by forests, including on climate-change mitigation. It also aims to support countries and other key stakeholders to address the issue.
Halting deforestation is an essential lever in the Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and for confronting the “quadruple planetary emergency,” comprising a climate crisis, a nature crisis, an inequality crisis and a global health crisis. It requires concerted action by governments, the private sector and civil society to achieve transformational change in food systems and to promote sustainable agricultural and forest value chains that halt deforestation.
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests has a key role to play in building consensus and policy coherence to protect and sustainably manage forest, providing data and analysis for solutions and agreements, and accelerating action in countries through the participation and technical support of its members.