High School ECOSOC - UN Forum on Forests


Jiawei Li

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Country: Republic of Iran 

Committee: UNFF


The United Nations Forum on Forest, acts as the platform for global cooperation on the sustainable forest management, also played an important role in supporting the International Arrangement on Forests. Furthermore, the committee has promoted the sustainable development goals and relevant 26 associated targets. 


Current situation 

According to the U.N. FAO, 6.8% or about 11,075,000 hectares of Iran is forested, according to FAO. Of this 1.8% is classified as primary forest, the most bio diverse and carbon-dense form of forest. Iran had 844,000 hectares of planted forest. Iran's forests contain 258 million metric tons of carbon in living forest biomass. Iran has also drawn attention to implement the forest principle and SFM. The weight of the wood industry has decreased 2.7% annually.


Issue and possible solution