This is a presentation by International Institute for Environment and Development principal researcher Simon Milledge for a webinar that focused on the contribution that forests can make to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With forests and landscapes with trees such an important part of a number of different SDG, IIED recommends working towards a transformative 'forest module'.
The modular approach improves on the more limited current focus on sustainable forest management, deforestation and reforestation targets. It makes explicit the diversity of targets needing inclusion and resolution in order to create an enabling environment that would yield much greater sustainable development outcomes for forests, landscapes and livelihoods.
As the negotiation phase nears, our assessment of the UN Open Working Group’s zero draft finds a strong set of goals and targets, but containing several potentially serious trade-offs and missing issues.
The webinar took place on Wednesday, 6 August.
More details: http://bit.ly/XVLWeh.