Sustainable forest management in Europe contributes to global biodiversity goals
The FOREST EUROPE policies play an important role in combating global biodiversity loss. These are the findings of a recently completed assessment, which has been carried out in relation to the 10TH Conference of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which is taking place until 29 October in Nagoya, Japan.
The analysis demonstrates that FOREST EUROPE has addressed the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity and helped to transmit global provisions on forest biodiversity to the European level. In particular, regional activities have been carried out to implement the ecosystem approach in forests. This strategy has been elaborated by the Convention on Biological Diversity for the integrated management of land, water and living resources to promote conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way. Specific actions have also been taken by the FOREST EUROPE participating countries to enhance protected forest areas and forest law enforcement. The FOREST EUROPE policies for sustainable forest management will be an important instrument for achieving new biodiversity targets for 2020, which are expected to be adopted in Nagoya.
FOREST EUROPE press release
FOREST EUROPE - Enriching Forest Biodiversity