UNFF and CBD Partner on Sustainable Forest Management

CbdUnff15 December 2009: The Secretariats of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen joint actions to ensure that forests are sustainably managed.

The MoU, signed during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, is based on a request that both Secretariats received from their respective governing bodies. As noted by CBD Executive Secretary Ahmed Djoghlaf, the partnership will enable the two processes and their stakeholders to strengthen the resilience of forests, and to maintain the support forests can provide to societies, in particular the world's rural poor, in facing climate change impacts. [The Communiqué]