UNFFS at XIV World Forestry Congress


Member States at the 11th session of the UN Forum on Forests in May 2015 renewed the mandate of the International Arrangement on Forests (IAF) and agreed on a roadmap to promote the implementation of sustainable forest management. In particular, the UNFF11 decision emphasises the need to mobilise resources for forests under the framework of the UN Forest Instrument.

To discuss these issues, the UNFF Secretariat is organising a side event at the upcoming XIV World Forestry Congress. The event entitled “International Arrangement on Forests beyond 2015” will be held on Monday 7 Sept. 2015 at 12:45 pm in Hall 2D, Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre. The side event will discuss actions in support of the IAF beyond 2015, including possible activities by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests.

The UNFF Secretariat is also participating in the following events at the World Forestry Congress (Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre).

4-5 Sept. 2015: Pre-Congress Workshop: Forests, people and environment: Some perspectives from Africa (Room 11CDE, 9:00 – 17:00)

6 Sept. 2015: WFC High Level Dialogue of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests: Towards a vision on forests in the post-2015 era (Room 21ABCG, 15:00-16:30)

7-11 Sept. 2015: UNFFS Exhibition Stand (Exhibition Hall, E3)

8 Sept. 2015
– WFC Plenary Session: Investments that will help build a resilient future (Hall 5/6, 8:30-10:00)
– Side Event: Global Forest Indicator Forum: promoting sustainability through criteria and indicators (Hall 5/6, 18:15-21:15)
– UNFCCC Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Session 5, Breakout Group 2: “The provision of financial resources for alternative approaches” (Hall 2A, 15:45-17:30)

9 Sept. 2015
– WFC Sub-theme 6, Session 3: Connecting local and global governance – building capacity to implement the post-2015 development agenda (Hall 1A, 10:45-12:45)
– UNFCCC Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Session 8: How can we enhance coherence and coordination of forest finance to ensure all forest benefits are achieved (Hall 2A, 09:30-10:50)
– UNFCCC Third Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Session 12, Breakout Group 1: Making the most of private sector contributions (Hall 2A, 15:30-16:30)

10 Sept.2015
– Joint event: Climate Financing for the Future (Hall 5/6, 11:30-12:30)
– Side Event: Lancement du « Mémento forestier » (Room 11B, 12:45 – 14:15)