UN Forum on Forests at "crossroads" says its director

Forest. Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

The importance of forests in supporting life is being highlighted in 2015 which the UN has designated as the year for global action for sustainable development.

Forests are connected to water, energy, food security and climate, contain 80 per cent of the land's biodiversity and about 20 per cent of the world's population depend on them for the livelihoods.

That's according to Manoel Sobral Filho the new Director of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).

Helen Rosengren asked Mr. Sobral how the UNFF will respond to the call for global action.

Duration: 2'42"

 

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