An urgent need to put forests on the global agenda

Open letter

From Marc Palahí, Director EFI, Robert Nasi, Director General CIFOR and Tony Simons, Director General, ICRAF

To Heads of States on the need for an Earth Forest Summit

 An urgent need to put forests on the global agenda

Climate change has reached a tipping point, becoming a climate crisis that is having a domino effect on many of our world’s forests. It is now crucial for global leaders to come together and hold an Earth Forest Summit.

We need to discuss the future of our forests and agree on their governance and actions for the benefit of people and our planet. The benefits of our forests transcend national boundaries, our strategies and actions should too transcend them.