Welcome to a new edition of Infosylva

This edition of Infosylva opens with a recent FAO publication about forests, written for young people. The book aims to raise youngsters' awareness about this extraordinarily rich environment environment - vital for life on our planet - and encourage their participation and involvement in preserving it and in learning how to use its varied and important resources in a sustainable way.

 

(In English) In Mexico City, FAO, in collaboration with the Mexican National Forestry Commission (CONAFOR), organized an International Seminar on Sustainable Forestry Management to boost productivity in sustainably managed forests in Latin America. (In Spanish) Also in the area of sustainable forest management (SFM), Germany has financed an ambitious global project to be carried out by FAO, with the aim of developing criteria and indicators for SFM, in particular on socioeconomic and governance aspects. The purpose is to integrate them into planning, decision-making, monitoring and reporting in forest management projects and practices. (In English) In its efforts to combat climate warming, France intends to step up its support to agroecology, to help produce quality food in a more environmentally friendly way. Climate-smart agriculture and other techniques such as agroforestry can contribute to the intensive production required to feed a growing world population by increasing food quality at the same time. (In French) The Ghana Forestry Commission is organizing a REDD+ roadshow through those regions of the country where the effects of deforestation and climate change are most apparent, to encourage Ghanaians to take on a more sustainable approach to the use of their natural resources. (In English) And don't forget to visit the call for abstracts page<http://www.fao.org/forestry/wfc/87584/en/> of the XIV World Forestry Congress! Enjoy your reading!

 

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WWF: Rainforest deforestation more than doubled under cover of coronavirus -DW

Tropical rainforests shrank by 6,500 square kilometers in March — an area seven times the size of Berlin. Criminal groups are taking advantage of the pandemic and the unemployed are getting desperate, the WWF said.

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Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park Monthly update April 2020

"At a time when many countries are beginning their gradual deconfinement and when there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon of returning to normal life, I wanted to share with you some good news that also fills us with hope for the future of the Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park."

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Resources and follow-up from the virtual FAO-EcoAgriculture Partners Roundtable

Last April 30th FAO and EcoAgriculture Partners organized a virtual Roundtable on Territorial Perspectives for Development, in which over 170 people participated.

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ATIBT -CBFP: Private Sector mobilized around the CBFP Facilitator of the Federal Republic of Germany

ATIBT co-facilitated the mobilization of the private sector of the timber sector to participate in the first meeting of the private sector college of Congo Basin Forest Partnership with the new facilitator Dr Christian Ruck and his team German Facilitation.

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Development and institutionalization of a PAFC certification system for the Congo basin: opening of the second public consultation on Sustainable Forest Management Certification Standard, 23 May 2020 - 22 June 2020

This second public consultation will be open for a period of 30 days from tomorrow Saturday the 23rd of May 2020 and will be closed on Monday the 22nd of June 2020. The public consultation is open to all stakeholders of forest management in the Congo Basin interested in participating to the PAFC Congo Basin certification standards development process.

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Forest defenders on the COVID-19 frontline stand ready to assist the global EU response – Fern

These efforts go hand in hand with ensuring continued responsible management of natural resources and preventing unsustainably and illegally sourced forest commodities. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, forest-monitoring organisations Observatoire de la Gouvernance Forestière (OGF) and Réseau des observateurs indépendants des ressources naturelles (RENOI) are set to carry out COVID awareness-raising in at-risk forest areas, and will also assess COVID’s impact on forest management and governance commitments under the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI). Across the Congo Basin, fears that a proper lack of oversight may put forests and forest peoples in danger are looming despite emerging initiatives.

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22 May 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity

The theme of the 2020 International Day for Biological Diversity is “Our Solutions are in Nature”. It shows that "Biodiversity remains the answer to a number of sustainable development challenges that we all face. From nature-based solutions to climate, to food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, biodiversity remains the basis for a sustainable future."

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