Resource Gateway

Be a resource gateway on natural capital of forests and their provision of goods and ecosystem services: Scientific evidence on the relation between nature and economy is still developing, as are green policies and practices.

Additional research is needed to merge basic and applied hydrological, biological, geological and soil sciences with socio-economic theory in order to create to create a powerful tool for integrated management of ecosystems and economies. Such a tool will help to ensure the sustainability, both of the provision of ecosystem services, as well as of their contribution to communities and economies.

The international community can support this process, including knowledge sharing regarding methods of strengthening forest governance, creating transparent mechanisms for implementing sustainable forest related agreements, capacity building and a host of other topics relevant to the transition to a green economy.