Events & Announcements
Forests: The Heart of a Green Economy
When: June 18, 2012
Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Organized By: FAO, ICFPA, BRACELPA
This Rio+20 side event will highlight the role of forests and industry in fostering local livelihoods at the resource base and enabling product transitions to low-carbon bio-economy among consumers.
Participants will learn more profoundly how the forestry sector can propose concrete steps for a more sustainable future. Increasingly, the climate-smart management of forests and wise use of trees are seen as a collaborative effort between the public custodians of forests, private enterprises and local communities. Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) play an important role in encouraging appropriate levels of conservation and environmental protection.
- Role of forest sector in emerging bio-economies
- Forest Certification: a paradigm shift in green economy
- Contributions of forest industry in rural development
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