COFO26 - WFW2022

WFW2022 Special Event: Sustainable wood and non-wood forest products – pathways to carbon-neutral and resilient bioeconomies

Virtual Meeting
 Rome time

Sustainable production and consumption of forest products promotes forest conservation, enhances the value of forests and mitigates climate change. Wood and non-wood forest products and their value chains substantially contribute to rural and urban livelihoods and directly contribute to achieving Global Forest Goals and Sustainable Development Goals, including Zero Hunger, climate and land degradation as well as biodiversity targets.

Building and living with wood responds to an increased demand for renewable materials and provides impetus for green recovery. Sustainable wood offers solutions across multiple value chains, including construction, furniture, packaging, renewable energy, biomaterials for clothing and bio-chemicals.

Scaling-up bioeconomies by using sustainable wood replacing carbon-intensive materials has high potential to become a cost-effective and innovative contribution at scale to achieve carbon neutrality and build economies that are more resilient.

This event aims to:

  • showcase good practices on the sustainable production and use of forest products to increase awareness on the transformative potential of the forest sector;
  • explore efforts to disseminate good practices and advance policies to further expand the production and consumption of sustainable and legal forest products as well as investment in carbon-neutral and resilient economies; and
  • provide information on the supply and demand of wood to support policy and investment decisions towards increased sustainable use of wood.
Topics: Forestry
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