Forests as a solution to environmental risks
Ahead of the World Economic Forum Davos 2024, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published the 19th edition of its Global Risks Report in January. Unsurprisingly, the panel of 1,490 experts surveyed put environmental risks at the top of the list of risks that will have the greatest impact over the next 10 years.
That said, in recent years, states have begun work on building a comprehensive strategic framework for adapting to and mitigating the environmental crisis, most notably with the celebrated Paris Agreement (2015). More recently, the Global Biodiversity Framework adopted in 2023 at the fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity is a reminder of the urgent need to act, in order to reverse the erosion curve of our natural ecosystems. This global framework sets out the major objectives to be pursued by 2050 for the protection and sustainable use of biodiversity.
One of the points in common between the COP15 and COP21 agreements lies in the scope of solutions for tackling the joint climate and biodiversity crisis: both give forests a central place in strategies for reducing the vulnerability of our societies to current and future environmental risks.
In addition, the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework devotes an entire objective to increasing funding for biodiversity, emphasizing the role of the private sector and its investment capacities (target 19 c) of the framework). Investment in Groupements Forestiers d’Investissement (GFI) is one of the most appropriate tools for responding to the environmental challenges threatening modern society. By mobilizing private financing flows for forest management and afforestation activities, investment in GFIs helps build the resilience of our forest ecosystems by strengthening their capacity to store carbon and their role as a reservoir of biodiversity.
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Sources: World Economic Forum / Convention on Bilogical Diversity