Pacja has attended the above forum in Nairobi for the second day now. Here is what was discussed:
Global Forest Goals and Targets of the UN strategic Plan for Forests 2030 include increasing the forest cover by 3% worldwide. To enhance forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits, including by improving the livelihoods of forest dependent people, the strategic plan targets to end extreme poverty for all forest-dependent people, increasing the access of small-scale forest enterprises, especially in developing countries and to financial services, including the affordable credit and their integration into value chains and markets
The plan is also to increase the contribution of forests and tress to food security.
It also hopes to ensure contribution of all types of forests to biodiversity conservation and climate change mitigation and adaptation is enhanced, taking into account the mandates and ongoing work of relevant conventions and instruments.
To mobilize significant resources for implementation of sustainable forest management, there is need to provide adequate incentives to developing countries to advance forest management, including conservation and reforestation.
Finally, there is need to increase forest-related financing, from all levels from public and private sources; and increasing the number of countries that have developed and implemented forest financing strategies.