6 May, 2022
Latest Issue: The State of the World's Forests (SOFO) 2022
Forest pathways for green recovery and building inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies
The 2022 edition of The State of the World's Forests
explores the potential of three forest pathways for achieving green
recovery and tackling environmental crises, including climate change and
biodiversity loss against the backdrop of the Glasgow Leaders'
Declaration on Forests and Land Use and the pledge of 140 countries to
eliminate forest loss by 2030 and to support restoration and sustainable
production and consumption.
The three interrelated pathways are halting
deforestation and maintaining forests; restoring degraded lands and
expanding agroforestry; and sustainably using forests and building green
value chains. The balanced, simultaneous pursuit of these pathways can
generate sustainable economic and social benefits for countries and
their rural communities, help sustainably meet increasing global demand
for materials, and address environmental challenges.
The State of the World's Forests 2022 presents
evidence on the feasibility and value of the pathways and outlines
initial steps that could be taken to further pursue them. There is no
time to lose - action is needed now to keep the global temperature
increase below 1.5 °C, reduce the risk of future pandemics, ensure food
security and nutrition for all, eliminate poverty, conserve the planet's
biodiversity, and offer young people hope of a better world and a
better future for all.