Forests with FSC label

In 2018, 3.7% of the Belgian forest surface had a FSC label. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be increased. This objective will be reached by continuing the trend since 2012. The forest area with FSC label is therefore developing favourably.

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Forests with FSC label - Belgium

percentage of forest area

 20122013201420152016201720182018//2012
Belgium2.83.13.33.33.33.43.74.7
//: Average Growth Rates

Calculations FPB based on Forest Stewardship Council (2012-2018), Global FSC certificates: type and distribution. December 2012-2018, https://ic.fsc.org/en/facts-and-figures and Statistics Belgium (2018), Utilisation du sol par commune et région, la Belqique (1834-2017), https://statbel.fgov.be/ (consulted on 12/03/2019).

UN Target: 15.2 By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.

UN Indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 15.2.1 Progress towards sustainable forest management.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

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