Working Group on sustainable forest management

The CPF Working Group on Advancing a Common Message on SFM has released a set of eight fact sheets on relevant SFM aspects: multiple functions of forests, primary forests, food security and livelihoods, indigenous peoples, REDD-plus, biodiversity, gender and adaptation to climate change.

Media release, 5 June 2023 

The CPF Working Group on Advancing a Common Message on Sustainable Forest Management was established in February 2010 during the CPF strategic meeting, held in Rome. The Group  agreed on the following objectives:

  1. Clarification of the concepts to achieve a common understanding.
  2. Development of common messages on SFM and key issues.
  3. Provision of a CPF response through joint activities on information and guidance for implementation of SFM in practice.

Take a SFM quiz to learn more:

What is the definition of sustainable forest management, or SFM?

What are some of the ecosystem services that forests provide?

How much forest area is there per capita?

How has forest area per capita changed between 1960 and today?

How much forest is being lost globally every day?

In what ways do women in poor forest communities depend on forests?

How much land is covered by forests?