Sustainable forest-based industries
The ACSFI supports the Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood
ACSFI Chair Ross Hampton ©FAO/Francesca BertolaThe ACSFI is an FAO statutory body composed of senior executives from the private forest sector worldwide. It provides a unique forum for dialogue between FAO and the private sector to enhance the understanding of emerging opportunities, and to identify and stimulate strategic actions by FAO, the private sector and other stakeholders that promote sustainable forest management and sustainable consumption and production patterns related to forest products.
The ACSFI stands ready to join forces to promote enhanced policy and technical dialogue at all levels to ensure that sustainable wood-based pathways are scaled up in the ways that the Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood describes, to:
“To meet the world’s ambitious and urgent environmental goals, including the SDGs, we will need to turbo-charge policy change that recognizes the benefits of timber and fibre products as a critical element of the transition towards a carbon neutral and resilient bioeconomy” stated the ACSFI Chair Mr Ross Hampton.
We cannot meet Agenda 2030, and in particular our climate and biodiversity ambitions, without either trees and the forest products that they provide, or the finance and investment that only the private sector can deliver, to ensure the transformation at the scale that it is needed.
The ACSFI commits to supporting efforts that ensure the sustainable supply of forest resources so that the full potential of sustainable wood can be used to build more carbon-neutral and resilient economies and progress towards more sustainable societies.