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FAO Releases Publication on Managing Forests for Climate Change

1 February 2011: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report entitled "Managing Forests for Climate Change," which examines the role of forests and sustainable forest management in climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The report describes the FAO's integrated approach to sustainable forest management and outlines the ways forest management can help tackle climate change, including through carbon sequestration, strengthening adaptive capacity of trees, forests and forest-dependent communities, and conserving forest carbon stocks. The report lists various sources for financing forests' contribution to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and outlines FAO's support to activities such as afforestation, reforestation, forest restoration, conservation and sustainable practices of forest management and use. [FAO's Managing Forests for Climate Change]