International Day of Forests

Building back better: fostering the transition to bloom the dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems

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Date: Friday, 19 March 2021 from 12:10 to 12:55 CET Duration: 45 minutes

Moderator: Natasha Marwah, Deputy Director for Africa and the Middle East, US Forest Service

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  • Opening remarks – The nexus between the transformational approach and decision-making: the related synergies and trade-offs
    Hugo Morán Fernández, Secretary of State for the Environment, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Spain

  • Presenting the transformational approach and key messages of the publication “Building climate resilient dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems”
    Fidaa F. Haddad, Forestry Officer, FAO

  • Transformation is a must in Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems to achieve the 2030 Agenda
    Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Former Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Louvain, Belgium

  • Transformation used as a community- based path to recovery and well-being
    Lorena Aguilar, Former Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Coordinator of International Cooperation and Research, Costa Rica

  • Knowledge sharing is key transformational action that must be taken to making every voice count for adaptive management in drylands and agrosilvopastoral systems
    Ye Anping, Director, South-South and Triangular Cooperation Division, FAO

  • The importance of international cooperation and handover to Special Technical Session B.
    Natasha Marwah, Deputy Director for Africa and the Middle East, US Forest Service

  • Closing remarks
    Two-minute teaser video for Making every voice count for adaptive management