FSC at COP 20
The 20th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 20) will take place on 1-12 December in Lima, Peru. FSC will be prominent at COP 20, attending the conference as an advocate for forests in the arena of climate change policy.
FSC Events at COP 20
FSC will be hosting several events targeted at maintaining awareness of approaches to forestry that mitigate climate change:
5 December 2014, 19:00 – 21:00, Hotel Belmond Miraflores Park, Open to the general public – RSVP to Anakarina Perez Oropeza at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Toast to celebrate 20 Years of FSC Benefits to Forests and People
COP 20 Official Side Event
3 December 2014, 11:30 – 13:00
Landscapes, ecosystem services, and smallholders: Putting cross-cutting concepts into practice.
FSC and UN Climate Conferences
Over the last few years discussions around climate change have revealed that forest management is one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways to contribute to a global mitigation portfolio that provides synergies with adaptation and sustainable development.
At the 2008 FSC GA exploration of FSC’s engagement in forest-based carbon initiatives was requested through Motion 43. At the 2011 GA, the adoption of Motion 16 recognized forest carbon as environmental value, allowing FSC to become explicit about forest carbon stewardship.