Africa: Putting Forests At the Heart of a New, Greener Economy

Rome/Rio De Janeiro – The world’s forests have a major role to play in the transition to a new, greener economy, a theme being discussed at the Rio+20 Conference. But to spark that shift, governments must enact programs and policies aimed at both unlocking the potential of forests and ensuring that they are sustainably managed, FAO said today.

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Africa: Putting Forests At the Heart of a New, Greener Economy