National Forestry Forum taking place
Some public and private partnerships, forestation and reforestation, desertification and land degradation, and the introduction of agroforestry are being discussed
Some public and private partnerships, forestation and reforestation, desertification and land degradation, and the introduction of agroforestry are being discussed at the forum the Ministry of Environment and Tourism is organizing under the auspices of the President of Mongolia on November 8-15. At the forum, researchers, private and public sector representatives, and specialists from all 21 provinces are discussing how to successfully implement the ‘Billion Trees’ national campaign as well as research-based approaches to mitigate climate change and desertification. The ‘Billion Trees’ campaign, which has been launched nationwide at the initiative of the President of Mongolia to fight desertification and land degradation in Mongolia, has moved to the center of attention of other countries as it has great significance not only nationally, but regionally and internationally. All stakeholders in the forestry sector including government organizations, associations, and non-governmental organizations will take part in the forum’s thematic meetings to carry out the ‘Billion Trees’ campaign, launch nationwide action against desertification and land degradation, and coordinate cross sector efforts. Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Urtnasan emphasized that the event aims at bringing legal reform to the forestry sector, ensuring sustainable forest management, having all stakeholders involved, finding solutions for better policy, and further implementing the decisions and recommendations made through discussions.