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Empower 2017Development Education Day


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just Forests presentation and workshops will focus on how forests are central to successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). EMPOWER 2017 builds on previous workshops and is an initiative of St Peter's in Dunboyne, Co Meath. The whole idea behind the day is empowering young people and inspiring action. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central point to the day. We would envisage all workshops linking in with the SDG's and suggesting an action that students can act on.

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Empower 2017Development Education Day

  1. 1. EMPOW 2017 FORESTS & The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Slide presentation & ‘WOOD of LIFE’ workshops with Tom Roche Maynooth University Friday 8th September, 2017
  2. 2. It provides everything we need to survive and we call it Making forests matter for the 19 SDG focus areas
  3. 3. Our FUTURE… …our FORESTS 4 billion hectares worldwide 31% of the total land area 1990 and 2000 there was a net loss of 8.3 million hectares per year the following decade, up to 2010, there was a net loss of 6.2 million hectares per year
  4. 4. Ireland depends on imported timber Where LOCAL meets GLOBAL
  5. 5. …in meeting the global challenges of our time -climate and development- forests are an undervalued asset, but they are …part of the SOLUTION
  6. 6. Be part of the solution…
  7. 7. 1. Poverty Eradication: Smallholder income from forestry, and bamboo 2. Sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition: Forests and food security 3. Health and population dynamics: Medicinal products 4. Education: Forestry education
  8. 8. 5. Gender equality and women’s empowerment: Gender, landscapes and climate change, Women’s perspectives in forest management 6. Water and sanitation: Watershed management 7. Energy: Bioenergy, woodfuel 8. Economic growth: Domestic timber markets, Drivers of deforestation
  9. 9. 9. Industrialization: Timber trade 10. Infrastructure: Logistics and marketing of charcoal 11. Employment and decent work for all: Employment in forestry and other land uses 12. Promote equality: Land tenure and REDD, Rural-urban migration and implications for forest and land management
  10. 10. *13. Climate Action: Land tenure and REDD, Rural-urban migration and implications for forest and land management 14. Sustainable consumption and production: Impact of demand for food products 15. Climate: REDD 16. Conservation and sustainable use of marine resources, oceans and seas: Mangroves 17. Ecosystems and biodiversity: Biodiversity and forest management 18. Means of implementation/Global partnership for sustainable development: The Landscape Fund 19. Peaceful and non-violent societies, rule of law and capable institutions: Good governance and investments in REDD
  11. 11. Thank You Earth rising over the moon. Source: NASA
  12. 12. Any Questions?
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