Asia-Pacific Region Roadmaps – Progress

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Following the recommendations of the ‘Third Asia-Pacific Forest Sector Outlook Study’ published in 2019, FAO and CIFOR, lead center of the CGIAR research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), are developing two inter-related roadmaps for primary forest conservation, and for innovative forest technologies in the Asia-Pacific region.

These roadmaps will include key recommendations (policy and concrete actions) informed by science. They will be developed through an inclusive and participative process, involving key regional stakeholders and technical experts and paying a specific attention to the contributions of students and young professionals.

The geographical scope of the roadmaps covers the countries and territories of the FAO region of Asia and the Pacific. However, it excludes France and the United States of America (USA) mainland, situated outside the region. The Russian Federation, although covering 29 percent of Asia, is also excluded because issues related to Russian forests are usually discussed within the European Forestry Commission. The full list of 49 countries and territories covered by the roadmaps is accessible here.

Inception workshop

An online regional inception workshop was organized on 30th July 2020 to launch the development of the roadmap and start building a strong and diverse community around this project.

For more information:

Roadmap for Primary forest conservation in Asia and the Pacific

FAO and CIFOR, lead center of the CGIAR research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), are developing a roadmap for primary forest conservation in the Asia-Pacific region. In particular, FAO and FTA will prepare and co-publish a technical paper on the status, trends and future outlook on primary forests in the Asia-Pacific region with maps and key recommendations (for policy and concrete actions) for their conservation. A policy brief will also be prepared for decision-makers, gathering the main findings and concrete recommendations emerging from this work.

More information on purpose, expected outcomes, and process for development of the roadmap in the scoping note accessible here.

An open online consultation is organized from  October 9th till November 9th, aiming at collecting scientific and local/traditional knowledge, experience and best practices, views and perspectives, suggestions and recommendations on primary forest conservation and on the application of innovative technologies in forestry and forest management in the Asia-Pacific region.

Participate in the online consultation!

The proceedings of this consultation will be regularly updated and made accessible in this page.

Roadmap for Innovative technologies in forest and forest management in Asia and the Pacific

FAO and CIFOR, lead center of the CGIAR research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), are developing a roadmap on innovative forest technologies. In particular, FAO and FTA will prepare and co-publish a technical paper, with key recommendations (for policy and concrete actions) informed by science, on the use of innovative technologies to advance sustainable management in the forest sector in the Asia-Pacific region. A policy brief, directed to key decision-makers, will gather the main findings and concrete recommendations emerging from this work.

More information on purpose, expected outcomes, and process for development of the roadmap in the scoping note accessible here.

An open online consultation is organized from  October 9th till November 9th, aiming at collecting scientific and local/traditional knowledge, experience and best practices, views and perspectives, suggestions and recommendations on primary forest conservation and on the application of innovative technologies in forestry and forest management in the Asia-Pacific region.

Participate in the online consultation!

The proceedings of this consultation will be regularly updated and made accessible in this page.

In parallel to this open consultation, from October 9th to November 9th, FAO and FTA also organizing a call for abstracts directed to students and young people engaged in formal or informal activities linked to the forest sector in the Asia-Pacific region to support their participation to the development of the roadmap. If you are a citizen or resident of countries or territories of the Asia-Pacific region[1], you might be interested in participating!

Call for abstracts for the Youth of the Asia-Pacific Region!

 

Further links and reading
FAO RAP

http://www.fao.org/asiapacific/en/
– http://www.fao.org/asiapacific/resources/forestry-outlook/en/
– http://www.fao.org/asiapacific/perspectives/resource-management/forestry-roadmaps/en/#c779554

FRA

 

[1] The geographical scope of the roadmaps covers the countries of the FAO region of Asia and the Pacific (see: http://www.fao.org/asiapacific/countries/en/). However, it excludes France and the United States of America (USA) mainland, situated outside the region. The Russian Federation, although covering 29 percent of Asia, is also excluded because issues related to Russian forests are usually discussed within the European Forestry Commission. The full list of 49 countries and territories covered by the roadmaps is accessible here.


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