Photo credit: Hiroto Mitsugi, assistant director general, of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Forestry Department addresses GLF Kyoto 2019. GLF/Alexandra Popescu
A paradigm shift to achieve zero deforestation, restore large areas of forest and reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation is required to meet Paris Agreement climate change goals, a session at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) in Kyoto heard on Monday.
Hiroto Mitsugi, assistant director general, of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization Forestry Department, highlighted the importance of approaching development holistically, noting that the sustainable landscape approach is key to reaching climate resilience and ecosystem restoration goals.
“To reach these goals requires a new way of looking at land use, of working together across sectors, and of doing business,” Mitsugi said in a speech opening a session co-organized by FAO, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). “What it urgently requires is a transformational change.”
This is an excerpt of a story on the U.N. FAO website. Read more here.
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