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The initiative focuses on legal wood raw material, enhanced processing capacity and access to finance

Forests cover 31 percent of the world's land and are fundamental to life on our planet.

Home to more than half of the world’s land animal and plant species, forests are a direct source of food, income and shelter for millions of people, and provide energy for heating and cooking for 2.6 billion. Forests are key to mitigating climate change, absorbing carbon dioxide from the air, storing more than half the global carbon stock in soils and vegetation and regulating rainfall. If sustainably managed, forests are also a source of renewable raw materials, helping to build an economy which allows nature to regenerate.

Through its Forestry Programme, FAO seeks to restore forests, improve the lives of forest-dependent people, and support countries to manage their forests in a sustainable way. FAO’s work is fully aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals, creating more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems, for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, leaving no one behind.


Forestry at FAO

The Forestry Division leads FAO’s work in promoting the sustainable management of forests and balancing economic, social and environmental interests in landscapes surrounding them. It liaises with member countries, partners, civil society and the private sector to encourage more effective policies for management and to strengthen the role of forests in reducing the effects of climate change and helping humanity to adapt to them.

The Division also collects, analyses and shares information on the world’s forest resources and the production, trade and consumption of wood and non-wood forest products. The Committee on Forestry and six regional forestry commissions guide FAO in its technical forestry work.



FAO at the 19th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
At its 19th session, the United Nations Forum on Forests will discuss the implementation of and progress on the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030.
©FAO Enric Català Conteras
The UN World Restoration Flagships are the most ambitious, promising or successful examples of large-scale ecosystem restoration. They offer an opportunity for initiatives and countries to be globally recognized and celebrated for their restoration success stories.
FAO and EU launch 15 million euro project to boost sustainability of Uganda’s forestry sector
FAO has launched a 15 million euro ($16.29 million) project funded by the European Union to help Uganda’s forestry sector contribute more sustainably to the economy and the environment.
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Inauguration of the FAO Park educational itinerary on 24 April

Roma (Italy)

Tree planting and guided tours at the Global Library of Trees and Flowers - FAO Park

This high-level event includes tree planting and inauguration of the educational itinerary at the Global Library of Trees and...

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New York (United States)

FAO at the UN Forum on Forests 19th session
06/05/2024 - 10/05/2024

Working towards the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to...

New York (United States)

Sustainable horizons: Showcasing progress in the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The World Restoration Flagships showcase tangible success stories but also pave the way for a sustainable and resilient future, addressing the...