Forests: at the heart of a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic

This document was originally published on the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) website:
This brief highlights how forests and the forestry sector provide essential services and products to support health and livelihoods during times of crisis, how investing in sustainable forest management and forestry jobs offer opportunities for a green recovery, and how healthy forests build resilience against future pandemics. In this context, it proposes policy recommendations to ensure that forest-based solutions be considered for recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and building back better.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "COVID-19:Environmental impact", and it is included in the series of Collections supporting response to Covid-19 outbreak. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.