United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework - interlinkages to leverage impact at the national level
The GBF was adopted in decision 15/4 under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and aims to address threats to biodiversity, nature’s contribution to people, and support implementation with a Mission to 2030 and Vision to 2050. The Framework has 4 goals and 23 action targets and emphasizes a whole of government approach to achieve these targets. The UNSPF provides a global framework to sustainably manage all types of forests and trees outside forests, and to halt deforestation and forest degradation. The UNSPF has six Global Forest Goals (GFG) and 26 targets to be achieved by 2030.
The GFG and GBF targets have common themes including spatial planning, sustainable management, expansion and improvement of protected areas, ecosystem restoration, combatting invasive alien species, species conservation, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, forest ecosystem functions and services, governance, financial resources, scientific and technical cooperation, and knowledge management.
During this side event, the complementarities and opportunities between the UNSPF and the GBF, and identify opportunities were discussed to enhance collaboration at the global and national level. The event explored how organizations and partners can support countries to manage these changes and achieve these targets through a whole of government approach.
The links for the presentations are available for download below:
CBD presentation on UNSPF and KMGBF Interlinkages to leverage impact at the national level
ITTO presentation on Enriching Biodiversity in Tropical Timber Production Forests
Rep. of Korea´s presentation on Global Partnership and forests for wellbeing.
On May 8th, from 1:15 pm to 3 pm in New York, a side event ( concept note available here) took place during the 18th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF18). The event focused on the complementarities and opportunities between the United Nations Strategic Plan for Forests (UNSPF) and the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework.