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Around 500 delegates representing DENR, Community-based Forest Management (CBFM) Peoples Organizations, Local Government Units, Private Sector, Academe, Other Government Agency Donors and Non-Government Organizations will gather in the CY 2018 CBFM-Practitioners Congress. Initially in 2012 and 2015, the CBFM Practitioners Congress was held. This year CBFM Practitioners Congress will be held on 10-12 December 2018 at the Manila Hotel and will evolve around the theme on “CBFM: Para sa Kalikasan at Kabuhayan”. This is line with its socio-economic and environmental objectives and the DENR’s advocacy that “Tayo ang Kalikasan”.
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The Forest Management Bureau kicked off the Christmas season with “Forestar: On-the-Spot Banig Painting Competition” held on December 4, 2018 at the DENR and FMB grounds. Students from public high schools in Quezon City exhibited their artistry by creating paintings in a canvas made of banig following the theme, “Forests and Christmas”.
|Global Forest Goal 1||Reverse the loss of forest cover worldwide through sustainable forest management, including protection, restoration, afforestation and reforestation, and increase efforts to prevent forest degradation and contribute to the global effort of addressing climate change.|
|Global Forest Goal 2||Enhance forest-based economic, social and environmental benefits, including by improving the livelihoods of forest dependent people.|
|Global Forest Goal 3||Increase significantly the area of protected forests worldwide and other areas of sustainably managed forests, as well as the proportion of forest products from sustainably managed forests.|
|Global Forest Goal 4||Mobilize significantly increased, new and additional financial resources from all sources for the implementation of sustainable forest management and strengthen scientific and technical cooperation and partnerships.|
|Global Forest Goal 5||Promote governance frameworks to implement sustainable forest management, including through the UN Forest Instrument, and enhance the contribution of forests to the 2030 Agenda.|
|Global Forest Goal 6||Enhance cooperation, coordination, coherence and synergies on forest-related issues at all levels, including within the UN System and across Collaborative Partnership on Forests member organizations, as well as across sectors and relevant stakeholders.|
Although on voluntary basis, each member state of UNFF is responsible for the sustainable management of its forests and enforcement of its forest-related laws.
Importantly, in addition to the Government’s forest service units, all relevant stakeholders including local government units (LGU), local and indigenous communities, and non-governmental, civil society, academe, and media organizations will be involved through transparent, participatory constructive engagements, dialogues, and consultations.