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CPF Highlights Role of Markets in Sustaining Forests

CPF16 November 2011: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has called for greater attention to the key role that healthy national and international markets can play in sustaining the environment, and in particular the world's forests.

Accoring to CPF, markets have a crucial role to play to add value to forests so that they are well-managed and not converted to other land uses. It argues that, while recent developments in forest carbon markets can be a significant source of revenue to add value to forests, payments for other forest ecosystem services, such as biodiversity conservation, can add to our valuation of forests. CPF also points to alternative solutions sought in the transition to a green economy, including the use of more wood fibre from forests in meeting demands for eco-friendly, low-carbon products and fuels. [CPF Press Release]