ISFC to Focus on Central Role of Forestry Sector at COP28
The International Sustainable Forestry Coalition (ISFC) will be representing some of the world’s largest companies engaged in sustainable forestry at COP28, and will be promoting the role of forestry and land-use in the global climate transition.
Nations must find a way to reduce emissions by 43% by 2030 if we are to avoid the worst effects of climate change. With greater investment, forestry and land management could contribute up to 25% of the emissions reductions needed to reach net zero. It is widely expected at COP that there will be more focus on the role that sustainably produced timber can play in the built environment, and ISFC will be taking a leading role in these discussions and promoting the expanded contribution of the forestry sector to the decarbonization of the global economy.
Dr. David Brand, Convening Chair of ISFC and Executive Chair of New Forest, commented, “The global climate effort requires expanded investment in sustainable land-use and sustainable materials in the built environment. Forestry represents a significant opportunity to accelerate the transition to a circular bioeconomy as a solution to both climate risks and sustainable urbanization. COP28 will need to progress solutions that keep the Paris Agreement goals alive.”
The global membership group, representing 12 members managing 10 million hectares of forests for both production and conservation across 30 countries, will be participating in many bilateral conversations, panels and side-events during COP28 to promote the policy areas and positions it stands for – many of which are outlined in its recent position paper.
- The role of forestry in climate mitigation and adaptation
- How forestry can conserve nature and perpetuate sustainable landscapes
- The circular bioeconomy transition – why it needs to happen and how it can scale
- How to sustainably increase timber production
- Policies and measures to increase the forestry sector’s contribution to the global sustainability transition
For further information and to contact ISFC, please visit: www.isfc.world
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