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Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals

Time: September 25, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:30am
Location: Scandinavia House
Street: 58 Park Avenue
City/Town: New York, NY
Website or Map: http://www.scandinaviahouse.o…
Event Type: side-event, at, the, un, general, assembly
Organized By: UNDP and the World Bank
Latest Activity: Sep 14

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This dynamic side-event, co-hosted by UNDP and the World Bank, will be an opportunity to learn about and discuss the relationship between mining and deforestation, hear about new research findings on forest-smart mining, and gain a better understanding of the New York Declaration on Forests and its Global Platform, and how it relates to the SDGs.

Forests are critical for sustainable development as they provide oxygen, significantly help curb climate change, are home to a majority of global biodiversity and provide livelihoods for nearly 2 billion people. But deforestation is accelerating.

It is estimated that mining accounts for up to 7% of forest loss in developing countries. “Forest-smart mining” will be needed to both minimize direct and indirect impacts of mining on forests and to pursue opportunities for positive forest outcomes. This will require public policies, corporate practices and multi-stakeholder partnerships to address economic, social, and governance drivers of deforestation through an integrated landscape-level approach.

 The event  will highlight examples of forest-smart policies, practices and partnerships and build a shared understanding of what changes, innovations, and new initiatives may be useful to accelerate action.
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for more information contact eva.gurria@undp.org

Arrive at 9am for coffee and networking.

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