Report of the twenty-fourth session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)


RAP PUBLICATION 2012/03

Report of the twenty-fourth session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC)

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Bangkok 2012


ABSTRACT

This publication reports the proceedings of the twenty-fourth session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission held in Beijing, China from 7 to 11 November 2011. The session considered the state of forestry in the region including new challenges and opportunities, governance challenges and their impacts on forests and improvement in forest governance, the future of forestry in Asia and the Pacific to 2020, defining the role of the forestry sector in the emerging "green economy" concept, climate change adaptation and ecosystem resilience, and responding to the demands in fire management, among others. The document provides a summary of the recommendations made by the session, as well as regional issues identified by the Commission for the attention of the FAO Committee on Forestry.



Table of Contents

Summary of recommendations
Introduction
Adoption of agenda
Election of officers
State of forestry in the Asia-Pacific region:
    new challenges new opportunities
The governance challenge: impacts on forests, lessons learned and strategies
    for the future
FLEG-T: continuous improvement in forest governance
Progress in implementing APFC and FAO-supported activities in the region
New media new messages: forestry communications in Asia and the Pacific
Journey to 2020: the future for forestry in Asia and the Pacific
Heads of forestry dialogue: defining the forest sectors role in the emerging
    Green Economy concept
Climate change adaptation and ecosystem resilience
Responding to increased demands in fire management
Information items
Regional issues identified by the commission for the attention of the
    committee on forestry
Other business
Date and place of the next session
Adoption of the report
Closing
Appendix A: Agenda
Appendix B: List of participants
Appendix C: List of documents




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