What can people do with, to, and for, Congo Basin forests to ensure a sustainable quality and quantity of water necessary to the health and wellbeing of both?

 

 

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A global water crisis is looming on the horizon. In many places around the world it is at the doorstep rather than the horizon, exacerbated by a growing global population and accelerated climate change. More than 50 scientists from 20 countries contributed to major assessment of forests-water-climate-people link.

 

 

The solution may come, at least in part, from paying more attention to forests. The relationships among forests, water, climate and people are complex, go largely unrecognized and lead to the question: What can people do with, to, and for, forests to ensure a sustainable quality and quantity of water necessary to the health and wellbeing of both?

 

 

That question is addressed in a new and comprehensive scientific assessment report released today at the United Cloud forests in Rincón de la Vieja National Park in Costa Rica. Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in New York. The report underscores the importance of embracing the complexity and uncertainty of climate-forest-water-people linkages to prevent irrational decision-making with unintended consequence.

 

 

The publication, entitled “Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report” has been prepared by the Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP) on Forests and Water, an initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) led by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).

 

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