FAO Committee Explores Forestry, Agriculture, Climate Change Linkages

The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Knowledge Hub
October 12, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: International

Convening in person for the first time since COVID-19, the Committee on Forestry (COFO) of the UN (FAO) discussed how FAO should proceed with work on linkages between agriculture, forestry, and climate change, and examined preparations for the 2025 edition of the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA). …Other issues addressed include sustainable production of wood and non-wood forest products and their value chains, and the role of such products in combating climate change, including the draft action plan for implementing FAO’s newest Strategy on Climate Change. ..According to the Earth Negotiations Bulletin (ENB) analysis of the meeting, the war in Ukraine “dominated discussions on several agenda items,” due to its effects on land, agriculture, and global food and energy security, and because of the “differing positions between Ukraine and the Russian Federation, which is itself home to one-fifth of the world’s forests.”

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