Sustaining forests: Investing in our common future
August, 2011. Richard Munang, Ibrahim Thiaw, Jessica Thompson, David Ganz, Evan Girvetz & Mike Rivington. UNEP Policy Series: ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMET. Issue 5. 17 pages
This policy brief seeks to outline how forests can be a key part of a green economy that provides opportunities for innovative solutions to forest management. Forests are key assets in the structuring of a green economy as they provide a wide variety of services, including ecological infrastructure, which comprises public goods such as water and carbon regulation and tradeable goods such as timber, fibre, biomass and non-timber forest products. They also act as a source of livelihood, natural insurance, adaptation, employment and health services. Focusing on forests helps draw attention to the importance of creating a green economy at the local, regional and global levels.
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Keywords: n. Social Aspects, o. Environmental Aspects, Other Publications, s. Economic valuation & PES, biomass, fibre, Forest, livelihood, non-timber forest products, NTFP, NWFP, timber