The Future of Forests: Sustainable Forestry in the Decade of Action

The Future of Forests: Sustainable Forestry in the Decade of Action

Researchers agree the next decade is critical in the fight against climate change.  Meanwhile, the global community is challenged to accomplish the shared vision set forth in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which cover everything from poverty and healthcare to water and energy. 

The future of forests and forestry is key to both of these visions. When managed properly, forests sequester carbon, preserve watersheds and reduce the severity of natural disasters. They also provide a livelihood for an estimated 1.6 billion people worldwide. So as we look toward the Decade of Action to deliver on the SDGs and global climate commitments, forests must play an integral role. In this series sponsored by Procter & Gamble, we’ll revisit what sustainable forestry is and explore what it means to take it to the next level. 

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The Role of Collaboration in Driving Forest Restoration
Despite progress over the past decade in government commitments to combating climate change and protecting forests, corporate “no-deforestation” and human rights policies, and significant investments to support sustainable forest management, the rate of natural forest loss continues to increase. Forest loss impacts not only the environment, but also approximately 1.3 billion forest communities...
Apr 26, 2021 9:00 AM ET
'Isn't It Bad to Cut Down Trees?' and Other Burning Questions About Sustainable Forestry
Sheltering 80 percent of the world’s land biodiversity and sequestering twice as much carbon dioxide as they emit, forests easily make their case for preservation — a case made urgent by ...
Mar 31, 2021 4:10 PM ET