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Vital Forest Graphics

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TitleVital Forest Graphics
CreatorUnited Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO); United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)
DescriptionThe publication Vital Forest Graphics (VFG) serves as an advocacy tool to promote conservation and sustainable management of the world's forests through a better understanding of the values they provide in support of global ecological stability, economic development and human well-being. To help communicate the value of forests to policy-makers and the wider public, three United Nations organizations/entities UNEP, FAO and UNFF joined efforts to analyse, synthesize and illustrate topical forest issues. VFG provides an overview of the global trends in forest cover and looks specifically at the four largest forest ecosystems (boreal forests, and the tropical forests of the Amazon, central Africa, southeast Asia) and analyses the trends and challenges in their conservation and management. It scrutinizes some of the key drivers behind forest loss, including the increasing demand for commodities and energy. Finally, it reviews some of the best practices for sustainable management of forest, including regulatory regimes, participatory management and economic incentives.
Keywordspublications; Vital Graphics; global environment; forest resources; environmental policy; forest policy; deforestation; forest degradation; forest management; climate change; trends; outlook; foresight
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 Published: June 30 2009 | Last updated: August 8 2011