United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2017–2030The agreement on the first-ever UN Strategic Plan for Forests was forged at a special session of the UN Forum on Forests held in January 2017 and provides an ambitious vision for global forests in 2030. The plan was adopted by the UN Economic and Social Council on 20 April 2017, and was subsequently adopted by the UN General Assembly on 27 April 2017.
- The Strategic Plan features a set of six Global Forest Goals and 26 associated targets to be reached by 2030, which are voluntary and universal.
- It includes a target to increase forest area by 3% worldwide by 2030, signifying an increase of 120 million hectares, an area over twice the size of France.
- It builds on the vision of the 2030 Agenda and recognizes that real change requires decisive, collective action, within and beyond the UN System.
Resolutions and Documents
ECOSOC Resolution 2017/4: United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2017–2030 and quadrennial programme of work of the United Nations Forum on Forests for the period 2017–2020 E/RES/2017/4
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Publications and Media
- Briefing Note on the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2030
- Video:Forest-based solutions to improve people’s lives: https://bit.ly/2pua6O1
- 27 April 2017: General Assembly Adopts Resolution Establishing Six-Point Framework for Halting Deforestation, Forest Degradation
- 23 January 2017: Landmark target set to increase world’s forests by 120 MN ha by 2030