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Your are invited- Forest-Smart Mining Side Event- 25 Sept-9:30-11:30 AM at Scandinavia House, NY

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Your are invited- Forest-Smart Mining Side Event- 25 Sept-9:30-11:30 AM at Scandinavia House, NY

The Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank invite you to an upcoming side event on "Forest-Smart Mining to Advance the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals". The event will take place on 25 September, at the margins of the UN General Assembly, from 9:30-11:30 AM at Scandinavia House, located at 58 Park Avenue, in New York. 

Forests are critical for sustainable development as they provide oxygen, significantly help curb climate change, are home to much of global biodiversity and provide livelihoods for nearly 2 billion people. But deforestation is accelerating.

It is estimated that mining accounts for up to 7% of forest loss in developing countries. "Forest-smart mining" will be needed to both minimize direct and indirect impacts of mining on forests and to pursue opportunities for positive forest outcomes. This will require public policies, corporate practices and multi-stakeholder partnerships to address economic, social, and governance drivers of deforestation through an integrated landscape-level approach.

The dynamic side-event will be an opportunity to raise awareness about the relationship between mining and deforestation, present new research findings on forest-smart mining, and provide an overview of the New York Declaration on Forests and its Global Platform. It will highlight examples of forest-smart policies, practices and partnerships and build a shared understanding of what changes, innovations and new initiatives may be useful to accelerate action.

Please click the following link to register for the event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-smart-mining-tickets-47592558624

For more information contact eva.gurria@undp.org. Arrive at 9AM for coffee and networking. 

 

 

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25 August, 2018 - 02:42