|UNFF Side Event||Improvement on the Global Forest Goals (GFGs) Implementation:
Streamlining forest-related reporting and developing methodologies for measuring performance
|Date||28 April 2021 (New York) / 29 April 2021 (Seoul)|
|Time||1:30 – 2:45 PM (UTC/GMT-4, New York) / 2:30 – 3:45 AM (GMT+9, Seoul time)|
The UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations strategic plan for forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF), and subsequently, the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) has been undertaking extensive works for monitoring, assessment, and reporting on the implementation of UNSPF. With the data provided from the first round of voluntary national reporting and other reliable biophysical data available, the UNFF Secretariat prepared the first consolidated draft of the flagship publication on the progress towards achieving the global forest goals using the global core set of forest-related indicators. The publication is expected to contribute to effectively reflecting the implementation of global forest goals in terms of achieving SDGs.
The UNSPF promotes sustainable forest management at all levels which is vital to achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The synergy and relevance with respective national forest plans to contribute to the implementation of UNSPF on the ground.
AFoCO and the National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS) are co-organizing the side event to:
- To share information on the voluntary national reports submitted by the Parties of AFoCO (Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, and the Republic of Korea)
- To learn and share the key findings of the flagship publication among the Parties of AFoCO
- To recognize how the global core set of forest-related indicators supports reporting at the national level
- To share the relevance and potential of quantitative indicators as introduced by the Republic of Korea in measuring the implementation of global forest goals