Measures to Enhance Forest Conservation and Reduce Deforestation: Viewpoints and Lessons from Producing Countries

June 21, 2023 8:00 am - 9:30 am CEST

Room S11, Geneva Graduate Institute



Deforestation and forest degradation are at the core of two planetary crises: biodiversity loss and climate change. As policy makers are turning their attention to the ways that international trade policy can enhance forest conservation and reduce deforestation, it is important to keep in mind that several national measures have already been put in place in producing countries including Costa Rica, Gabon, Rwanda, Peru and Indonesia, sometimes in collaboration with sustainability standards. There is a need to better understand these existing domestic efforts, to leverage lessons learnt, and to think further about the role trade policy can play to support good practices in this area.


This event will enhance understanding of developing economy domestic policy efforts and the evolving trade policy context, to address deforestation and enhance forest conservation. The event will also serve as a discussion forum to facilitate an open exchange of views on concerns, challenges, and opportunities, from a producer country perspective.


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