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Forest in Gorgany, Ukraine by Ed Pylypenko

Working Group on Sustainable Forest Management

WG Forest shall aim at supporting the Parties to the Carpathian Convention towards their cooperation for the implementation of Article 7 on sustainable forestry and other related Articles of the Carpathian Convention. WG Forest will steer and guide activities of the Carpathian Convention towards implementation of the Forest Protocol and its Strategic Action Plan, relevant COPs Decisions and related Carpathian Convention Programme of Work.  

Finally, WG Forest shall cooperate with other working groups of the Carpathian Convention, particularly WG Climate Change, in order to encourage the comprehensive approach for environmental protection and sustainable development of the Carpathians, including through enhancing synergies and facilitating exchange of information. 

While conducting its activities, WG Forest will take into account and support implementation of relevant global and EU policies and processes, particularly the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030, the EU forest strategy for 2030, the European Green Deal, the incoming Nature Restoration Law, and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, as well as the goals of achieving sustainably managed forests, halting and reversing land degradation and biodiversity loss of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, as well the new post-2020 global biodiversity framework.  

WG Forest was established, initially together with the Working Group on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development, by the decision COP1/7 para 3 of the First Conference of the Parties1 (COP1) to the Carpathian Convention (Kyiv, 2006). 

Overview of activities, documents and results:

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