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FSC at COP21
The 21th UN Climate Change Conference (COP 21) will be one of the most important global events of the decade. Taking place from 30 November to 11 December in Paris, France, COP 21 is expected to produce a global agreement on climate change.
In the run-up to COP21, FSC France has prepared a manifesto calling on the attending governments to take firm and effective decisions concerning the world’s forests, by making clear and transparent commitments to an ambitious reductions in CO2 emissions which include the forestry and land-use sectors.
During this COP, FSC will be organizing a myriad of events and activities in support of this manifesto, and to raise awareness of and advocate for forests in climate change policy.
Forests, climate change, and FSC
Halting deforestation and forest degradation are necessary elements of a successful global agenda to prevent the planet passing the 2⁰C temperature increase seen as the turning point for dangerous climate change. Maintaining forest cover and ensuring its quality through sustainable forest management both belong on this agenda.
Presence and activities
FSC will be participating at least eight events targeted at raising awareness of forestry approaches to climate change mitigation. On 4 December, we will join other global and national organizations at our side event on certification and REDD+ at the official COP venue, Le Bourget.
FSC France Climate Change Manifesto
We call on the governments present to take firm and effective decisions concerning the world’s forests.
FSC and UN Climate Conferences
FSC has become more and more engaged in the UN Climate Change Conferences over the years. Recent 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.
Learn more about FSC and climate change by downloading our dedicated publication for COP21 – Forests, Climate Change and FSC – and find information on how FSC is including certification of ecosystem services in its activities.
Global Landscapes Forum
FSC will have a stand at the GLF, and representatives from PIPC will be joining several sessions.