• LEBANON 2019, 1-5 April - The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week

    Role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement: challenges and opportunities
  • LEBANON 2019, 1-5 April - The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week

    Role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement: challenges and opportunities
  • LEBANON 2019, 1-5 April - The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week

    Role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement: challenges and opportunities
  • LEBANON 2019, 1-5 April - The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week

    Role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement: challenges and opportunities
  • LEBANON 2019, 1-5 April - The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week

    Role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement: challenges and opportunities

Role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement: challenges and opportunities

          Following the success of the Fifth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) in Morocco in March 2017, the Sixth MFW will take place in Lebanon on 1-5 April 2019. The Sixth MFW will bring together a diverse range of participants to consider how Mediterranean forests can assist countries in the region to achieve their goals under the Paris Agreement.

 

          Held every two years, the MFW is a key platform for regional forestry cooperation and dialogue between the research community, policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders. It highlights the specific challenges faced by Mediterranean forests and calls attention to their global importance. Participants include forest administrators, the scientific and academic community, the private sector, donors, civil society, environmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
 

          The Sixth MFW will promote the use of forest-based solutions to assist Mediterranean countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Embodying countries’ efforts to reduce their national emissions, NDCs are critical to both the success of the Agreement and global efforts to address climate change. By collaborating with other relevant land-based sectors at the landscape level, the Mediterranean forest sector can play an important role in helping countries in the region to meet their NDC targets.

 

          The Sixth MFW will also showcase the use of forest-based solutions to address broader regional challenges such as sustainable development, energy transition, demographic change and migration. It will consider how to create an enabling environment to broaden the use of these solutions, while emphasizing the importance of recognizing and protecting the social, environmental, economic and cultural value of the goods and services already provided by Mediterranean forests. Download our leaflet!

 

OBJECTIVES

The Sixth MFW will consider the important role Mediterranean forests can play in helping to mitigate climate change and implement the Paris Agreement by addressing the following:

How Mediterranean forests can contribute to the fulfillment of global climate change commitments
The role of Mediterranean forests in adapting people to climate change
The role of Mediterranean forests in facilitating sectoral climate change adaptation in areas such as water, agriculture and cities
The role of Mediterranean forests in helping to mitigate the effects of climate change

LATEST NEWS

Latest news from the joint organizing committees.

Third Joint Organizing Committee
  • 17.07.2018

Rome, Italy

The third joint organizing committee will take place at FAO’s headquarters during COFO with the main expected outcome of specifying the content of the sessions.

Second Joint Organizing Committee
  • 07.05.2018

Rome, Italy

The second joint organizing committee it took place at FAO’s headquarters with the objectives of finalizing the budget, validating the communication means to announce the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week, and establishing the preparation progress.

First Joint Organizing Committee
  • 14.12.2017

Beirut, Lebanon

The first joint organizing committee worked together to set the objectives of the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week along with its structure and budget. During this meeting, the role and commitment of each member of the Committee was also established. 

About 6th MFW

Silva Mediterranea

Forestry Policy and Resources Division (FOA)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  

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