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Lviv Forum

Published: March 2013

The Lviv Forum on Forests in a green economy for countries in Eastern Europe, Northern and central Asia, a country led initiative in support of the UN Forum on Forests, reviewed experience and explored opportunities to enable the forest sector in this region to make a full contribution to the emerging green economy. Participants reviewed issues and challenges and made recommendations at the country group level on sustainable forest industries and products, forest ecosystem services and the role of forest in low carbon economies, employment and livelihood opportunities, and forest governance in a green economy. Finally the Forum approved the Lviv Vision and message on the forest sector in a green economy, including ten clear recommendations to governments and the forest sector in the region. Read more...