Forest Fact 5

Audio Visual

Check into our sound and screen scene for an abundance of UNEP resources on forests and their role in our development, economic growth and social well being.

Shorts & Documentaries

The following short films and feature documentaries provide a portfolio of work that reflect upon and provide support for the many contributions forests make to our lives.

Public Service Announcements

The following PSAs spread the word about the importance of forests in our lives

Video Interviews

Media & Packs

Reporting Forests

Reporting Forests REPORTING FORESTS serves as a journalist’s guide to the role of forests in sustainable development and for human well being. This guide provides a strategic overview on how to best renew the commitment to forests at a time when deforestation and degradation are still rampant. It also presents potential solutions to address business as usual (BAU) as it relates to a viable and more promising future.
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Supporting Forests

Reporting Forests SUPPORTING FORESTS looks to the leaders of the world for policy change and incentives to support forest sector transformation at a time when deforestation is still rampant. Forests are hugely valuable in terms of health, viability, income and well being. As a guide for governments, decision makers and investors, SUPPORTING FORESTS recognizes that in order to fuel green growth further, forests need to become a universal priority.
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Reporting REDD

Reporting Forests Reporting REDD is a media pack which aims to give journalists an overview of a vital issue in global climate change negotiations. REDD – reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries – is a proposed mechanism to slow the loss of forests, but how it will work in practice is the subject of fierce debate.
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Books

Forests and People

Book on Forests

Designed for all audiences, the book is illustrated with 70 selected photographs of the exhibition and supplemented with texts written by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) experts, the GoodPlanet Foundation team and celebrity activists Li Bingbing, Janine Benyus, Sachin Tendulkar, Gisele Bundchen, Don Cheadle and Wangari Maathai.

The book examines the forests in their biological, cultural and economic dimension. It focuses on those who inhabit them, their benefits, the threats they face and ways to protect them.

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Photo Exhibition

Faces of the Mau Forest

Forests are one of the most valuable assets on earth. They battle climate change, feed our rivers, and help regulate storms and floods. They provide shelter, jobs, medicines and homes for numerous species. They do wonders for our well being; they are the cornerstones of our economies. And they deserve our protection – but they are under threat as never before. This exhibition features portraits of people who depend on the Mau Forest in Kenya, one of the country’s most important water towers. The future of both people and forests are intimately linked. We encourage you to wander through this unique display, reflecting on the importance of forests and their contribution to our lives.

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IYF

CELEBRATING FORESTS photos exhibition features photographs of forests by some of the most renowned photographers in the world. We encourage you to wander through this unique display, reflecting on the importance of forests and their contribution to our lives. Forests are one of our most valuable assets on earth. They battle climate change, feed our rivers, regulate storms and floods. They provide shelter and jobs and medicines and homes for numerous species. They do wonders for our well being; they are the cornerstones of our economies. And they deserve our protection.

Posters

Posters for Download

GoodPlanet’s collection of free educational posters on forests for schools around the world.

For the International Year of Forests, 2011, the GoodPlanet Foundation presents "The forest, a living community". This the fifth edition of its educational component created for schools since 2006.

Free download of posters (large size print) :

Forests Posters

In The News

UNEP's news desk covers the globe, delivering the latest and greatest stories regarding our work on behalf of forests everywhere

Press Releases

Find out more about UNEP's engagement in and contribution to the sustainable management of forests. Click here to read our latest press releases about who’s in the know and what's on the go.