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Making forest concessions in the tropics work to achieve the 2030 Agenda: Voluntary Guidelines



The specific objective of these Voluntary Guidelines is to promote the sustainable management of public production natural forests in tropical countries through forest concessions, thereby fulfilling their potential contribution to the achievement of Agenda 2030. Forest concession regimes are treated here as forest policy instruments, and should be aligned with the sustainable forest management objectives agreed by countries in the UNFF. The current Guidelines intend to serve as guidance for making forest concessions an effective economic instrument of forest policy in the context of the 2030 Agenda, transforming them into an instrument capable of delivering sustainable forest management in all its dimensions, and generating socio-economic benefits to relevant stakeholders.







Issuer (type)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (International)

Instrument type


Disclosure instrument


Geographical scope


Mandatory or voluntary


Text analysis

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    • E focus: climate change, conservation, deforestation, degradation, drylands, emissions, energy, environment, environmental management, fisheries, forest certification, forests, land use, renewable energy, resource use, restoration, soil, sustainable food, sustainable products, waste, water, wetlands, biodiversity
    • S focus: basic services, community development, diversity, gender equality, human rights, social impacts, compensation
    • G focus: audit, bribery, corruption, lobbying, responsible investment, responsible investments, accountability
    • SDG 1: No Poverty, SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, SDG 13: Climate Action, SDG 15: Life on Land
    • Accommodation, Agriculture, Education, Finance, Management, Manufacturing, Mining, Public administration, Transportation