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April 15, 2024
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Sustainable Investments in Forests for People, Profit, Nature.

Nature based solutions have the potential to catalyse low-carbon economic growth, generate green jobs, deliver healthy investment returns and support ecosystem restoration.

The call for such solutions and ‘New Green Deals’ that deliver beneficial economic, social and environmental outcomes have grown since COVID-19 caused health and economic challenges across the globe.

Investment in forest-based projects and programmes can help achieve international ambitions including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will essentially support the wide range of reasons to invest in forests at a diversity of scales, by sustainable consumption and production of forest products, mitigating and adapting to climate change, safeguarding nature and biodiversity, restoring ecosystems, and providing sustainable livelihoods.

The on-going XV World Forestry Congress in Korea, bring together investors, existing and potential forest project developers, and policymakers to identify practical approaches and investment options to increase the size and benefits that expanded global forest.

The conference is deliver highlighting the transformative thinking that is required to ensure the viability of an increasing range of forest investment projects and programmes.

While it will also focus on specific and practical dimensions that are essential to consider when developing forest investment proposals, including a wide range of considerations unlimited to partnerships, innovative finance solutions and de-risking.

Also at the conference, the United Nations will be launching its publication on the 2021 Global Forest Goals Report, tagged “Global Forest Goals Report 2021”.

The first flagship publication will presents an overview of progress towards achieving the Global Forest Goals and associated targets of the Strategic Plan, It will provides a summary of actions taken and challenges encountered by Member States in their efforts to achieve the Global Forest Goals, while also highlights the areas of progress and areas where more action is required.

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