The Amazon and the Congo Basin, Earth’s two largest remaining areas of tropical rainforests, cover 1.1 billion hectares. These ecosystems help regulate local and global climate and are home to countless species as well as forest dependent people with significant traditional knowledge of forests and forest management. In addition to improving the management and financial sustainability of protected areas, strengthening sustainable forest management, and reducing carbon emissions from deforestation, there is an urgent need to tackle drivers of deforestation through engagement with key actors and stakeholders. This round table brings together country representatives and subject-matter experts to share experiences from each region in sustainable forest management and incorporating biodiversity management principles into sectors that are driving deforestation through sectoral agreements and incentives and other financing strategies.
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