MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – 28/02/2020
‘The United Nations Association of Australia announce program for Sustainability Partnerships Forum, Responsible Wood to exhibit in special showcase’
Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will participate in the 2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum in Melbourne, April 15 and 16 2020.
With a focus on the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by all United Nations Members States in 2015, the Forum will bring together government, universities, private and community sector organisations to develop partnership around areas such as climate action, gender equality, sustainable cities and communities and the future of work.
For Responsible Wood, the Australian national governing body for the PEFC, forest certification and the role sustainable forest management in unlocking the full potential of forests, plays an important role in achieving SDGs.
Responsible Wood Marketing and Communications Officer, Jason Ross explains.
‘Responsible Wood and PEFC forest certification provides a framework for global forests to be managed sustainably for multi-generational use.’
‘Whether its minimising poverty and hunger, promoting education, good health and welling being and gender equality or clean health, sanitation, affordable and clean energy and decent work opportunities, forest certification plays an all-important in setting benchmarks and standards.’
‘What’s more PEFC and / or Responsible Wood forest certification plays a significant role in ensuring that forests remain forests.’
The 2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum has been designed to ensure that Australian organisations such as Responsible Wood can both show what they are doing to progress the Sustainable Development Goals and to explore potential partnerships with other similarly committed organisations.
For more information about the UN Australia Sustainability Conference please visit the 2020 UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum website
For more information about Responsible Wood and PEFC forest certification in Australia, please visit the Responsible Wood website.