This year, we celebrate 15 years of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests’ (CPF) achievements as governments discuss the future International Arrangement on Forests (IAF), negotiate the future sustainable development goals and address climate change challenges. As these global policy ambitions take shape, countries’ and CPF’s commitment to supporting actions towards implementation of sustainable forest management has never been stronger.
This publication presents highlights of the CPF’s achievements during the 2013-2014 biennium. The examples provide evidence of how the partnership contributes to the UN’s “Delivering as One” agenda, while at the same time engaging non-UN international partners. The partnership remains committed to its work on maintaining and sustaining the world’s forests.
Follow the work of FAO Forestry and its partners in the most recent issue of inFO news, a regular news bulletin published by the Forestry Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. [more]
FAO and Austria have teamed up to celebrate Earth Day with a sneak peak into the country’s unique contribution to the 2015 World Expo in Milan: the ‘Breathe’ Pavilion, which contains a fully functioning Austrian forest. The pavilion, which will open to the public on 1 May, demonstrates the role that forests play in providing clean air and nutritious, organic food in line with the theme of this year’s Expo, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. An FAO-produced video reveals how trees, plants, moss and soil have all been transported and carefully positioned onto custom-built hillsides for the challenging feat of recreating the Austrian forest in Milan. [more]