Design mechanism to support sustainable wood
- Identify and design mechanisms that recognise the multiple benefit that sustainable forest management and sustainable wood hade in communities, improving livelihood and cost-effective carbon sequestration and climate change mitigation.
The climate funding mechanisms should recognise the benefit of sustainable forest management and sustainable wood, the famers and small land owners major group statement point out.
This was one of the main messages farmers and small forest landowners major group addressed to the states and participants in United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF 13) held in New York 7 to 11 May 2018.
The major group statement was delivered by IFFA, the International Family Forestry alliance, IFFA.
The UN Strategic plan for Forests 2030, the Paris Climate Accord, the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2013 give us a blueprint how sustainable forest management should be included in more coherent policy-making in all sectors. Together with community forests and indigenous peoples family smallholders manage one third of the worlds forests and consists more than 1 billion people. These small forest owners have a crucial role as providers of various ecosystems services and raw materials for local societies, nationally and globally.
Land tenure and clear ownership rights are a key factor. The organisations of small holders are also an essential condition. Effective producer organisations provide the basis for fair trade and respect from markets and authorities, underlines the statement.
The climate funding mechanisms should recognise the benefit of sustainable forest management and sustainable wood, the statement point out.