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Forests and Water - Sustain Life and Livelihoods: A 2016 joint celebration of the International Day of Forests and World Water Day
21 Mar 2016 -  Joint celebration of the International Day of Forests and World Water Day
Theme: “Forests and Water Sustain Life and Livelihoods”
Opening statements
Mr. Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs
His Excellency Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council
His Excellency Per Thöresson, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations
Mr. Manoel Sobral Filho, Director, United Nations Forum on Forests secretariat
Ms. Federica Pietracci, Interim Secretary of UN-Water
Screening of a film entitled “The Water Forest”
Panel on “Forests, Water and Economic Development”
Professor Royal Gardner, Chair, Scientific and Technical Review Panel for the Ramsar Convention
Ms. Erika Svendsen, Research Social Scientist, United States Forest Service-NYC Urban Field Station
Mr. Bram Gunther, Co-Director, Urban Field Station, NYC Parks Department
Ms. Lila Karbassi, Chief, Environment, United Nations Global Compact
Ms. Sarah Davidson, World Wide Fund for Nature
General discussion on “Forest and Water are essential for the 2030 Agenda”
Closing remarks
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