WCC 2016 Rec 107 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Sustainable Forestry Initiative, Inc.
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
2019
Geographic scope: 
North America and the Caribbean
Country/Territory: 
United States of America
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Secretariat: 
No
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Michigan State University
Implementation
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
ActionDescriptionStatus
Scientific/technical activitiesSFI has engaged with Michigan State University’s Forest Carbon and Climate Program in the development of an assessment of forest management in mitigating the effects of climate change. Initial assessments note the utility of the SFI Forest Management certification standard in positively benefitting both carbon and climate resiliency. This validation of the SFI Standard as exemplifying “Climate Smart” forestry accrues the benefits of sustainably managed forests to the nature-based solutions to combat climate change. SFI is currently working on assessments to quantify such contributions. Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
On June 27,2019, a webinar was held featuring the results of this analysis. The Webinar was attended by over 60 participants from all over North America. The work is also being used to develop curriculum materials for MSU's Forest Carbon and Climate Program, and is being developed for distribution in the public and into a peer-reviewed literature.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
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