Fao –Infos news No.36
To read : Editorial: FAO and the Sustainable Development Goals– supporting implementation of a transformative global agenda…North American forest body prioritizes cross-sectoral collaboration…Seize opportunities for Near East and North African forest and rangeland development, urges regional commission…Sub-regional workshop spurs action on restoration of West African degraded drylands…Consolidating action to restore the integrity of the Zagros and Caspian forests …
Editorial: FAO and the Sustainable Development Goals– supporting implementation of a transformative global agenda
Ms Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General Natural Resources, FAO
In September 2015, countries adopted the ground-breaking 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a new global framework for action which includes a set of 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For FAO, the SDGs are highly relevant, clearly reflecting the Organization’s strategic objectives: eliminating hunger, making agriculture, fisheries and forestry more productive and sustainable, promoting inclusive and efficient value chains and increasing resilience.
North American forest body prioritizes cross-sectoral collaboration
Representatives of the North American Forest Commission’s three member countries met in Campeche, Mexico, in mid-January for focused discussions on issues of significance to forestry in the region. The Commission's concluding set of priority issues for FAO’s consideration includes cross-sectoral collaboration on poverty reduction, food security, climate change and sustainable forest resources use, the contribution of forests to the 2030 Agenda and the development of indicators for monitoring progress on the Agenda and towards other goals relevant to the forest sector.
Read more in the summary of the 28th Session of the North American Forest Commission, held in Campeche, Mexico, 11–14 January 2016.
Seize opportunities for Near East and North African forest and rangeland development, urges regional commission
Forests and rangelands’ fundamental importance to the livelihood of millions of rural people and to socioeconomic development and environmental protection in the Near East and North Africa was comprehensively addressed at a major regional meeting in Tlemcen, Algeria. Serious challenges exist, but so do opportunities to overcome them, the Commission concluded, particularly through sustainable forest and rangeland management for climate change adaptation and the restoration of degraded forests and drylands.
Read more in the summary of the 22nd Session of the Near East Forestry and Range Commission, held concurrently with the Fourth Near East Forestry Week in Tlemcen, Algeria, 13–17 December 2015.
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