India hosting meeting of the United Nations Forum on Forests to deliberate on forest fires and forest certification

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The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is organizing a Country-Led Initiative (CLI) event as part of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) at the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Uttarakhand.

What is the United Nations Forum on Forests(UNFF)?

Established in2000
TypeHigh-level intergovernmental policy forum
Established byEconomic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC)
AimTo promote the management, conservation, and sustainable development of all types of forests.
MembersIt is composed of all Member States of the United Nations and specialized agencies.
IndiaFounding Member
HeadquartersNew York United States

What is the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF)?

Adopted by: UN General Assembly in 2017

Purpose: It is a global framework to achieve the sustainable management of all types of forests, including trees outside forests, and to combat deforestation and forest degradation.

Target: To increase forest area by 3% worldwide by 2030.

Goals: The plan contains a set of six Global Forest Goals and 26 associated targets to be reached by 2030.

All these are voluntary in nature and universally applicable.

Six Global Forest Goals:

Goal 1: Reverse the loss of forest cover worldwide.This is by adopting sustainable forest management, including protection, restoration, afforestation and reforestation.

Goal 2: Enhance forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits.This includes improving the livelihoods of forest-dependent people.

Goal 3: Increase significantly the area of protected forests worldwide and other areas of sustainably managed forests.

Goal 4: Mobilize new and additional financial resources from all sources.This is for the implementation of sustainable forest management and strengthening scientific and technical cooperation and partnerships.

Goal 5: Promote governance frameworks to implement sustainable forest management.

Goal 6: Enhance cooperation, coordination, coherence and synergies on forest-related issues at all levels

UPSC Syllabus Topic: Environment 

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