The sessions under this sub-theme will assess options for viable “green” and forest-based pathways that contribute to the achievement of global commitments such as the SDGs, the Global Forest Goals and the Paris Agreement. They will also assess the forest-based opportunities for an equitable green recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions will focus on new evidence and innovative approaches, tools and technologies available to governments, private sector and the civil society to assess, quantify and enable the contributions of forest and tree products and services to support the development of an inclusive circular bioeconomy and accelerate achievement of global developmental objectives.
Participants will learn more about the multiple forest value chains and the use of biophysical and socioeconomic evidence to support decision-making and monitoring frameworks to optimize forest contributions to society. Particular attention is given to forest finance and the ways evidence, innovation and a value chain approach can contribute to increase the amount and diversify the sources of forest funding.