Collaborative Partnership on Forests

Forests for our future

Forests for our Future

A High-Level Event of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests
on the occasion of the 2023 Sustainable Development Goals Summit

18 September 2023, 18:00 - 20:00 UTC -4
New York


To build momentum and generate awareness of the role of forests in contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Collaborative Partnership on Forests convened a high-level event to bring together heads of CPF agencies, Member States and key stakeholders to highlight the crucial contribution of forests to the 2030 Agenda. 

Two interactive roundtables were held, with CPF agencies outlining how their organizations contribute to coordinated forest-based actions to accelerate Member States’ progress towards 2030. The CPF also launched a CPF Joint Call to Action for Forests Towards 2030 stressing the need for enhanced action and political will to strengthen the implementation of forest solutions for achieving the SDGs and other global goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals Summit (2023 SDG Summit) will be held on 18-19 September 2023 in New York and marks the halfway point to the deadline set for achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also the halfway point towards the deadline set for achieving the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 and its Global Forest Goals (GFGs). The Summit is therefore a crucial opportunity to increase the political will and commitments needed to unlock the potential of forest solutions for sustainable development.

Global attention on the achievement of the SDGs will mark a new phase of accelerated progress, and high-level political guidance will be offered on transformation and accelerated actions leading up to 2030. It is also an occasion to look forward to the 2024 Summit of the Future: multilateral solutions for a better tomorrow.  The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is bringing forest solutions to the political agendas and supports scaled-up and accelerated actions on the ground to use the remaining seven years effectively to reach these goals. 


The 16 CPF partners – all international organizations driving the forest agenda – have a vision reflecting the conservation and sustainable use of forests, climate, biodiversity, ecosystems and wildlife. Putting nature on a path to recovery for the benefit of people and the planet is at the core of the work of the Partnership. This event will highlight not only what forests can do for the delivery of the SDGs and the future we want, but also the important role of coordination and collaboration to support multilateral action on forests.