ENB Update – 9 July 2020 | UNFF15 | HLPF 2020 | Forests and Transformative Pathways to Sustainability |

Jay Owen Sustainability News, Nature/Biomimicry

Summary Reports


The UN Forum on Forests was scheduled to convene from 4-8 May 2020 in New York but became yet another casualty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of meeting in person, the Forum held virtual informal consultations and adopted an omnibus resolution that ensures continued progress on the UN forest agenda. English




Daily Reports

HLPF 2020

Themes of inclusion and solidarity were front and center on Thursday, as delegates continued to discuss “building back better” after COVID-19 to have the greatest impact on the Sustainable Development Goals. Local action, leaving no one behind, and international solidarity, particularly for African countries, Least Developed Countries, and Landlocked Developing Countries were also discussed. English

Side Events

Forests and Transformative Pathways to Sustainability

A side event addressed approaches for transformative change in the forests-food-energy-climate nexus, and benefits of forest conservation for achieving the SDGs, including prevention of zoonotic pandemics such as COVID-19. Read

Mountains and the Decade of Action and Delivery

Participants shared the lessons learned during COVID-19 for mountain sustainable development and identified key responses to accelerate SDG achievement: partnerships and innovative technologies. Read