• 28 October 2020
  • 09:00-10:30

Mainstreaming biodiversity in forest management

Plenaries, sessions and launchpads will be available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

Biodiversity is already a well-recognized element of sustainable forest management (SFM). The role of forests in maintaining biodiversity is also explicitly recognized by the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. The purpose of this session is to discuss the state of mainstreaming biodiversity in the forest sector, take stock of existing concepts and tools for integrating biodiversity in forest management and make recommendations for future actions. The results of the discussion will inform the FTA’s research as well as preparatory work towards the implementation of FAO’s Strategy on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors.