Facts for Prelims (FFP)
Context: The eighteenth session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF18) was held in New York.
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF):
- The UN Economic and Social Council established it in 2000.
Objective: To promote the management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests and to strengthen long-term political commitment to this end.
- Practice Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Tropical Regions
- India: It presented a case of a UNFF country-led initiative on long-term SFM and expressed concerns regarding wildfires and the limitations of current forest certification schemes.