Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week: role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement

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The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) brought together in Lebanon on 1-5 April 2019 a diverse range of participants to consider how Mediterranean forests can assist countries in the region to achieve their goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It also showcased the use of forest-based solutions to address broader regional challenges such as sustainable development, energy transition, demographic change and migration.

The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW), organized in Lebanon on 1-5 April 2019, focused on “Role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement: challenges and opportunities”.

It brought together a diverse range of participants to consider how Mediterranean forests can assist countries in the region to achieve their goals under the Paris Agreement on climate change. It also showcased the use of forest-based solutions to address broader regional challenges such as sustainable development, energy transition, demographic change and migration.

Held every two years, the MFW is a key platform for regional forestry cooperation and dialogue between the research community, policy-makers and other relevant stakeholders. The weeklong highlights the specific challenges faced by Mediterranean forests and calls attention to their global importance. Participants include forest administrators, the scientific and academic community, the private sector, donors, civil society, environmental agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Plan Bleu participated in the 6th MFW especially on April 2nd:

  • as rapporteur of the session “Forest-based solutions to adapt the economic sector and people to climate change at the landscape level” (11h-13h)
  • as co-organizor, with AIFM, of the side-event “Preservation and valorization of Mediterranean forests from mass tourism impact” (17h-18h30 at Cigar Lounge)

More information:https://vi-med.forestweek.org/en

Documents:

Leaflet

Booklet for participants

Videos:

The importance of the Mediterranean Forest to mitigate climate change

Interview of Chadi Mohanna, Director of Rural Development and Natural Resources, Ministry of Agriculture of Lebanon:

 

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