Organiser: IUFRO Forest and Water Task Force and Division 8
The management of forest-water relations, directly and indirectly, affects various Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This session will critically examine three SDGs (SDG 1: No Poverty; SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation; and SDG 13: Climate Action) in terms of the impacts of forest management on water supplies and people and likely co-benefits and trade-offs. It will also present case studies from around the world demonstrating the close connections between forest-water management and the three SDGs in a changing environment. Practical forest management strategies and policy implications will be emphasised.
During the Plenary Session “Forests and Water”, Dr Lulu Zhang will give a Panel Presentation on “Evidence Integration for Coherent Policy: Perspectives on Managing Soil-Forest-Water-Climate Interactions”. She will discuss how the Resource Nexus could contribute to sustainably managing environmental resources, forest-water relations and beyond by creating more co-benefits and minimising trade-offs for supporting policy-making and achieving target SDGs.
The panel discussion, scheduled for the last conference day, forms part of the three-day IUFRO Conference: Forests in a Volatile World – Global Collaboration to Sustain Forests and Their Societal Benefits from 21 to 23 September 2022.
The conference will explore the critical roles of research in the conservation and sustainable management of forests and trees under rapidly changing environmental, economic and social conditions. The programme, developed jointly by IUFRO Divisions, Task Forces and Special Programmes and Projects, will place a particular focus on the importance of forests in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
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