Trees and forests: An investment in climate resilience

06 – 18 November 2022, Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
UNFCCC Official Side Event

Forest climate mitigation until 2030: Tracking progress, informing action

One year ago, 141 governments signed the Glasgow Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use committing to halt and reverse deforestation by 2030. Only eight years remain to achieve these twin goals, and recent data suggests we are not yet on track to succeed. Information gaps remain on the effectiveness of actions to achieve global and national pledges, and their impacts on the environment and social justice.

In this panel we will share the most recent findings from civil society-lead assessments of progress at the global level and in the Congo Basin region. We will discuss what role stakeholder groups play in tracking progress; how progress tracking enables accountability; what metrics are most appropriate to assess progress; and how to overcome gaps in available information. This side event will take stock and look forward: Participants will review information systems at work and their reliability, and what they tell us about progress in forest climate mitigation, with a particular focus on the Congo Basin.

Simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be available.