Monaco has been working on the sustainable management of forests since 2011, when the charter on the use and the virtuous management of wood was launched, the fruit of a partnership between the Prince’s Government, the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco, the MC2D association and the IMEDD.
A number of Monaco organisations are committed to sustaining forest products through their actions, their purchases or their production methods. Traceability and valuation are also taken into account to ensure effective monitoring of the timber industry. The assessment for 2017 is encouraging and confirming the signatories’ involvement and the usefulness of the Charter.
As a reminder, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, in 1990 the planet had 4,128 million hectares of forest against 3,999 million hectares in 2015. It is important to consider the importance of biodiversity in soil and water conservation, carbon storage, population dependency, and sustainable development.
The fight against deforestation is included in the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 (SDG 15 and especially 15.2 promoting sustainable management of all types of forest).