XV World Forestry Congress

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Sub-theme 1 - Session 1
Global deforestation: challenges and opportunities for concrete action to halt and reverse forest loss by 2030

May 2, 2022 | 4:00 PM KST - 5:30 PM KST

Grand Ballroom 101+102

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2022 is a critical year to accelerate and deliver forest commitments to collectively reduce deforestation and forest degradation and to meet Paris Agreement goals. The Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forest and Land Use is the most recent call for action, signed by 141 governments and a strong confirmation of countries’ commitments. The declaration reiterates that halting deforestation requires concerted action from local to global levels and from within and outside the forest sector, notably transforming agriculture and food systems, ensuring and promoting sustainable and legal supply chains. A wide array of coalitions, initiatives and programmes is stirring progress towards this direction. This includes the UN-Secretary General’s call to turn the tide on deforestation, the New York Declaration on Forests and the UN-REDD Programme. In this session, high-level speakers from governments and IPLC will discuss how to accelerate the delivery of forest solutions at scale as well as the investments and policies needed to achieve success in turning the tide in deforestation.


This event will explore the main opportunities and challenges related to: 1. Forest-based and land use mitigation actions in Nationally Determined Contributions. 2. Public and corporate investments in forests as the most mature nature-based solution. 3. Transforming food systems and achieving long-term sustainable change at a landscape level. 4. Legality frameworks and governance.




ST 1: Turning the tide: reversing deforestation and degradation