This session aims to discuss the issue of green supply chains for sustainable and legal production of timber and forest products to support sustainable forest landscapes restoration (FLR), focusing on:
• raising awareness of the benefits of using wood produced from legal and sustainable sources in a transparency manner at every “link” in the chain – in the forest, on the log truck, in the mill, on the ship and in the showroom – for increasing demand for wood in domestic and international markets;
• sharing lessons from FLR in rural area in Cote d’Ivoire for enhanced livelihoods through empowerment of local communities, especially women;
• sharing key messages from the workshop and dialogue on global green supply chains held in June 2018 in China calling for actions and commitments across a wide spectrum of stakeholders to ensure the sustainable and legal production of timber and forest products; and
• facilitating public-private partnerships for global green supply chains to bring the requisite technical expertise and investment needed for sustainable restoration and value-added forest products.
The session is designed to accelerate coordination among all stakeholders in sustainable landscape restoration, including communities and the private sector, to further the aims and objectives of the Bonn Challenge and the New York Declaration on Forests. It will also contribute to connecting sustainable landscape approaches to sustainable forest management in the tropics in the context of achieving the SDGs 12 and 15.
– Dr. G. Dieterle
– Dr. J. Blaser
– Ms. D. Anoussi, President of MALEBI Women Association, Côte d’Ivoire