This side event at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 73) will seek to raise awareness about the relationship between mining and deforestation, present new research findings on forest-smart mining and provide an overview of the New York Declaration on Forests and its Global Platform. It will highlight examples of forest-smart policies, practices and partnerships, aiming to build a shared understanding of what changes, innovations and initiatives could accelerate action.
The organizing partners are the UN Development Programme (UNDP), World Bank, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, New York Declaration on Forests, PROFOR, Levin Sources, Swedish Geological AB, Fauna and Flora International and CDP (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project).
date: 25 September 2018
location: New York City, US