FSC at COP 15: Highlighting Forest Stewardship as a Biodiversity Solution

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December 9, 2022
Category : General news

FSC International is participating in the second phase of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.

From 7 – 19 December, governments, NGOs, and companies will gather to see the adoption of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, which builds on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and sets clear goals and indicators to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 and restore ecosystems by 2050. 

Publication of Paper on Biodiversity 

FSC's new paper, Bringing Forests to the Forefront of Biodiversity Action, showcases how FSC solutions help a wide range of stakeholders meet global biodiversity targets (see also our biodiversity factsheet). It emphasizes the importance of forests for biodiversity and posits forest stewardship as a critical biodiversity conservation solution.  

Forest certification and the Ecosystem Services Procedure are highlighted as important implementation mechanisms in the monitoring framework of the upcoming global biodiversity framework, demonstrating FSC's role as a key ally for every government, business or NGO committed to biodiversity conservation. 

COP 15 Events and Exhibition 

FSC will be active at COP 15. We will have Booth 121 at the exhibition space at the Palais des congrès. On 11 December from 18:30 – 20:00, FSC will lead an event at the Canada Pavilion on Advancing Forest Stewardship as a Biodiversity Conservation Solution.  

Featuring high-level speakers including Chinese and Canadian government officials, as well as representatives of FSC, IKEA, WWF International, and Indigenous Peoples, this session will demonstrate the value of forests in measuring progress toward biodiversity goals and targets. 

FSC is co-organizing and contributing to several additional events: 

Leads: UN Environment/One Planet Network and Adelphi. Partners: FSC International, BfN - Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Germany), OP2B - One Planet for Business Biodiversity 

Lead: World Business Council on Sustainable Development 

Leads: UN Environment/One Planet network and Adelphi and FSC International  

  • 12 December, 11-12:30 EST in Room 516C at Palais des congrès: Production & Consumption: Public Policies and Private Sector at the Science & Policy Forum

Lead: International Union of Biological Science. Co-lead: Expertise France 

Lead: The Collective of Québec civil society for COP15 

Address: 1439 Saint-Catherine St W 

Leads: FSC International, WWF International, The Nature Conservancy 


We look forward to seeing you at one (or more!) of our events and at our booth – see you in Montreal! 

Bringing Forests to the Forefront of Biodiversity Action Paper and Factsheet

Feel free to download the documents below, provided in both English and Spanish
Bringing Forests to the Forefront of Biodiversity Action
PDF, Size: 5.00MB
Biodiversity Factsheet - ENG
PDF, Size: 832.98KB
One-page factsheet - ES
PDF, Size: 862.16KB
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