Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests - An Assessment Framework and Initial Report

Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests - An Assessment Framework and Initial Report

In September 2014, a broad coalition of governments, corporations, indigenous peoples' organizations, and nongovernmental organizations signed the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF), thereby endorsing its 10 goals — ranging from reducing deforestation and forest restoration, international agreements and finance, to better governance. “Progress on the New York Declaration on Forests: An Assessment Framework and Initial Report” is the first analysis of a multi-year effort to track progress towards meeting these goals. Prepared by Climate Focus in collaboration with the Environmental Defense Fund, Forest Trends, The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, and The Global Canopy Program, the report and executive summary can be downloaded here and at www.forestdeclaration.org where supplementary material, including a detailed assessment of the status of each goal, is also available.