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Mainstreaming biodiversity in the forest sector

A session at the GLF Biodiversity
Digital Conference: One World - One Health

 28 Oct 2020 09:00-10:30 UTC+1 (Bonn time)

An event co-hosted by FTA and FAO

Biodiversity is already a well-recognized element of sustainable forest management (SFM). The role of forests in maintaining biodiversity is also explicitly recognized by the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. The purpose of this session is to discuss the state of mainstreaming biodiversity in the forest sector, take stock of existing concepts and tools for integrating biodiversity in forest management and make recommendations for future actions. The results of the discussion will inform the research of FTA as well as preparatory work  towards the implementation of FAO’s Strategy on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors.

Plenaries, sessions and launchpads will be available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.


The session will be organized around a high-level panel, chaired by Robert Nasi, Director General of CIFOR and Managing Director of CIFOR-ICRAF, including:

Robert Nasi
DG of CIFOR and Managing Director of CIFOR-ICRAF
Franklin Paniagua Alfaro
Vice minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Costa Rica
Mette Wilkie
FAO, Director, Forestry Division
Gervais Ludovic Itsoua Madzous
COMIFAC, Deputy Executive Secretary, Technical Coordinator, Republic of the Congo
Bård Vegar Solhjell
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), Director General
Chantal Marijnissen
EU DEVCO, Head of Unit C2 Environment, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Wildlife
David Wilkie
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Director, Conservation Measures
Pablo Pacheco
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Global Forests Lead Scientist
Andrea Morales
Asociación Territorios Vivos El Salvador / Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN), Wildlife Biologist, Youth representative
Li Diqiang
Professor, Director of the Protected Area and Biodiversity Division, Chinese Academy of Forestry

FTA booth at the 2020 GLF Biodiversity


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