Forests, trees and agroforestry are key components of ecosystems. They exemplify the contributions of biodiversity to sustainable and resilient landscapes, green circular economy and to sustainable agriculture and food systems for healthy diets. The event will focus on these contributions, aiming to gather evidence that will ground the design of concrete options that can contribute to the implementation of the post 2020 agenda of the CBD COP 15 and towards the UN Food Systems Summit, and the overall implementation of the SDGs.
The conference will devote sessions to 6 themes:
- Trees for agroecology and circular agriculture
- Tree diversity: realizing economic and ecological value from tree genetic resources to bridge production gaps and promote resilience
- Trees in the framework of the CBD
- Mountain ecosystems and food security
- Assessing benefits of landscape restoration
- Trees for a circular green economy
Each of the 6 themes will be featured in technical sessions that will be running in parallel (2 per session). Theme leaders will identify main findings and critical recommendations to be brought to the attention of decision makers.