Forest products trade and marketing
Sustainable forest-based enterprises can offer a transitory pathway toward a low-carbon future. This Rio+20 side event highlighted the role of forests and industry in fostering local livelihoods at the resource base and enabling product transitions to low-carbon bio-economy among consumers. Increasingly, the climate-smart management of forests and wise use of trees are seen as a collaborative effort between the public custodians of forests, private enterprises and local communities. Non-governmental organizations (NGO's) play an important role in encouraging appropriate levels of conservation and environmental protection.
The programme illustrated examples of climate-smart forest products into new applications, lessons learned from countries on deploying forest supply chains in low-carbon development and bio-economy, and associated benefits to local livelihoods, rural development and environmental services. The following themes were covered:
FAO acknowledges the generous support of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests of Finland and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) for this event.
High-level speakers included:
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, President, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation
Keynote speakers included:
Mr. Jukka Tissari
Programme and concept paper