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“Sustainable forest management” (SFM) is a central concept for Goal 15 and target 15.1 as well as for target 15.2. It has been formally defined, by the UN General Assembly, as follows: [a] dynamic and evolving concept [that] aims to maintain and enhance the economic, social and environmental values of all types of forests, for the benefit of present and future generations” (Resolution A/RES/62/98) Social and economic values of forests are reconciled with environmental values through sustainable management plans.

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Forest area independently certified (thousands of hectares) Above-ground biomass stock in forest (tonnes per hectare) Proportion of forest area within legally established protected areas (%) Living forest biomass, MT

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