Side event Green growth and sustainable landscapes: Integrating forests and economic solutions
May 6, 2022 | 11:30 AM KST - 1:00 PM KST
Conference Room 327B
Forests play a key role in climate change mitigation; agriculture, forestry, and other land uses are responsible for 23% of annual global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time forest conservation and restoration are among the most cost-effective options to reduce those emissions. In adaptation, forest landscapes play a crucial role through water provisioning services for agriculture, hydropower, and cities. Forest landscapes play a significant role in meeting sustainable development goals, including climate action, life on earth, clean water, life below water, no poverty, zero hunger, decent work, reduced inequality, gender equality, good health and well-being, and peace building. The side event will highlight how the Global Green Growth Institute supports members countries to plan and demonstrate Green Growth using forest conservation and restoration as core strategic objectives. The event will highlight successes by projects in key member countries, providing models suitable for upscaling and replication to meet the global forest and climate change challenge.