JOINT CALL TO ACTION FOR FORESTS (Syllabus: GS Paper 3– Env & Eco)

News-CRUX-10     20th September 2023        

Context: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), recently launched the Joint Call to Action for Forests towards 2030

Joint Call to Action for Forests

  • Aim: To highlight the need for increased action and political commitment to implement forest solutions in pursuit of the United Nations-mandated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
  • It has four focal areas: Implementation and action; data, science and innovation; finance for forests; and communication and awareness-raising.

Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)

  • About: It is a partnership of 16 global organisations chaired by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
  • Working: Challenges and opportunities have been identified in protecting, restoring and sustainably managing forests, and action and ambition are needed. 

o The CPF members committed to “reinforcing action to strengthen efforts at all levels to fully unlock the contributions of forests to sustainable development and achieve our joint vision for forests towards 2030”. 

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  • About: It is a specialised agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
  • Formation: 16th October, 1945.
  • Headquarter: Rome (Italy).
  • Goal: To achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
  • Members: 195 members - 194 countries and the European union
  • World Food Day: Celebrated every year on 16th October.
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