Forests and sustainable forest management (SFM) continue to be firmly on the international climate change agenda. At the COP 21 conference, 195 countries agreed on the first universal and legally-binding global climate deal. The ambitious agreement aims to limit the global temperature increase to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.
Article 5 of the Paris Agreement strongly recognizes the role of forests and SFM in mitigating climate change.
According to a press release,