Sustainable Forest Policies

Forests are a necessity for life on earth, providing habitat for up to 80 per cent of the terrestrial biodiversity and preventing soil erosion, desertification, and land degradation. They also play a vital role in maintaining a stable global climate and environment. Covering 31 per cent of total land area and storing over 1 trillion tons of carbon, forests are critical for climate change mitigation. Nonetheless, 5.2 million hectares of forest are lost each year. The current forest crisis is not merely an environmental one but also a major political concern which requires states and regions to adopt exemplary forest policies and laws in order to lessen our negative environmental footprint and sustain forests for future generations. This website presents effective policy concepts which can make the forest sector more sustainable and protect and enhance forests for people.