UN Forum on Forests

Ensuring the ‘lungs of the planet’ keep us alive: 5 things you need to know about forests and the UN

Forests are vitally important for sustaining life on Earth, and play a major role in the fight against climate change. With the 2019 session of the United Nations Forum on Forests wrapping up on Friday in New York, we delve deeper into the subject, and find out what the UN is doing to safeguard and protect them.

“Alarmingly high” deforestation rate in Africa and Asia: FAO

The rate of deforestation in Africa and Asia is “alarmingly high” although many developed countries are increasing their forest cover.

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Forests need to be managed sustainably

Forests need to be managed sustainably as they are directly linked to the living conditions of many rural populations, according to the Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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