The concerns about forest loss have continued to be prominent especially since the 1992 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio and subsequent high-level meetings. The main driving force behind the international dialogue on forests has been the aspiration of many nations to manage their forests sustainably.
Please view the following voice-over-ppt presentations and videos for this topic.
Module 1 Lecture 1 Part A: Why Forests of Global Concern
Module 1 Lecture 1 Part B: State of the World’s Forests
Module 1 Lecture 1 Part C: Underlying Causes of Deforestation and Forest Degradation
Module 1 Lecture 1 Video 1: FAO’s State of the World Forests 2011 – Regenerating forests in the Philippines
Module 1 Lecture 1 Video 2: GS4-E Indigenous Peoples, Local Livelihoods and Forests
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). (2010). Global forest resources assessment 2010. Rome, Italy: FAO. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/docrep/013/i1757e/i1757e.pdf
- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). (2014). State of the world’s forests: Enhancing the socioeconomic benefits from forests. Rome, Italy: FAO. Retrieved from http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3710e.pdf
Please answer the following self-reflection questions. After formulating your answers, you may post them online at the Knowledge Café for this course as a way to share your ideas and glean knowledge from other students’ responses.
- Reflect on the origin and history of global concerns about SFM.
- Reflect on the current state of the world’s forests. How can you update your information?