Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the United Nations strategic plan for forests

On April 25, 2017 the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the United Nations strategic plan for forests with a view to EU participation in the 12th session of the UN forum on forests.

According to the announcement, the conclusions highlight the importance of the first-ever UN Strategic Plan for forests 2017-2030 and the related four-year work programme. They also confirm full EU support for the plan and commitment to enhancing the implementation of global forest-related issues at international, regional and national level.

The conclusions pave the way for EU participation in the 12th UN forum on forests (UNFF 12) on May 1-5, 2017 in New York.

The UNFF is a subsidiary body aimed at promoting “the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end”.

The Outcome of the proceedings and be found at the following link.

Source: Woodbizforum