• Saturday, 1 December 2018
  • 09:00-10:30 | Bonn time (GMT+1)

The role of forest certification in resilient landscapes

New York

How can forest restoration best be incentivized and monitored? Which finance and policy instruments best support integrated approaches and payments for externalities? How can communities and SMEs be connected to financiers and project developers for landscape management and restoration initiatives?

These are questions the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has grappled with for a number of years.

This talk will highlight the lessons we have learned, successes we have celebrated, and how we plan to confront the challenges that still lie ahead.

Our plan is bold and our ambition is as challenging as it is crucial. It will require perspective shifts from political, social, and economic stakeholders. But our forests have no alternative – they need our most creative thinking, our best efforts, and a radical new approach to take their conservation to a new level of impact so that we can preserve Forests For All Forever.

Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.

The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.