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Area of forest under sustainable management: total FSC and PEFC forest management certification [BIP]

Area of forest under sustainable management: total FSC and PEFC forest management certification [BIP]

Indicator description

The “forest certification” indicator measures the area certified as responsibly managed forests, including natural or semi-natural forests that are used to produce timber and non-timber forest products, and forest plantations. An increase in the area of PEFC and FSC certified forest represents an increase in the area for which evidence of sustainable forest management is available in terms of forest managed responsibly with respect to biodiversity conservation, including the protection of critical ecosystems, in addition to promoting the social, economic, cultural and ethical dimensions of sustainable forest management.

Mapping with 4th Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024

Ramsar Target 11

Wetland functions, services and benefits are widely demonstrated, documented and disseminated.

Ramsar Target 13

Enhanced sustainability of key sectors such as water, energy, mining, agriculture, tourism, urban development, infrastructure, industry, forestry, aquaculture and fisheries, when they affect wetlands, contributing to biodiversity conservation and human livelihoods.

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 2.5

By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed

SDG Target 6.6

By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

SDG Target 8.4

Improve progressively, through 2030, global resource efficiency in consumption and production and endeavour to decouple economic growth from environmental degradation, in accordance with the 10‑Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, with developed countries taking the lead

SDG Target 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
SDG Target 8.7 Take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms
SDG Target 8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers, including migrant workers, in particular women migrants, and those in precarious employment
SDG Target 12.2

By 2030, achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources

SDG Target 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
SDG Target 12.6

Encourage companies, especially large and transnational companies, to adopt sustainable practices and to integrate sustainability information into their reporting cycle

SDG Target 12.7 Promote public procurement practices that are sustainable, in accordance with national policies and priorities
SDG Target 15.1

By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

SDG Target 15.2

By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

SDG Target 15.5

Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species

SDG Target 15.7

Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products

SDG Target 15.8

By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems and control or eradicate the priority species

SDG Target 16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all
SDG Target 16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms
SDG Target 16.7

Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels