Forests and biodiversity Managing forests sustainably
And yet across the globe an estimated 10 million hectares of forest are destroyed by human intervention every year – that is more than 27,000 hectares per day.
Germany’s efforts to tackle forest degradation
In over 30 countries and regions, Germany is working at a number of different development policy levels to promote the conservation and sustainable use of forests. The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) helps its partner countries to improve their political and legal framework and to reconcile policy in key areas such as agriculture, mining and infrastructure policy with the need for forest conservation.
In connection with the trade in forest products, the BMZ supports certification schemes, sustainable public procurement processes and regulatory measures in relation to deforestation-free supply chains.