Forests need to be managed sustainably

The UN estimates that at least 1.6 billion people depend to some degree on forests for their food, fuel, shelter and income needs. Photo: UN Forum on Forests/Fendi Aspara (file)

Forests need to be managed sustainably as they are directly linked to the living conditions of many rural populations, according to the Assistant Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Eduardo Rojas has been in New York for the UN Forum on Forests, which is discussing the creation of an "International Arrangement on Forests".

These discussions will contribute to a new set of targets being negotiated by the global community, called Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Jorge Miyares spoke with Mr Rojas and began by asking him about the Forum.

Duration: 2'53"

 

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