Forests account for a huge part of our environment i.e. approximately 30%. Hence, there holds an intense need for collective action towards forest sustainability. It is valuable in terms of ecology and geographical aspects. Additionally, wildlife sustainability, and especially for sustaining the endangered species e.g. the giant Panda. As part of the ecological aspects, the trends can be reversed with huge collective action. There needs to be immense awareness action towards the sustainability of forest reserves and deforestation. The efforts of the World Economic Forum for forest sustainability has been phenomenal. This is mainly in taking action against deforestation that has been on an international level. The organization has played its agenda in the form of awareness measurements. There have been campaigns and meetings as it has been the role of WEF since 1971.
Forests account for supporting the livelihood of many people worldwide. According to the stats from ‘WEF’ the count is close to approximately 1.6 billion people.
THE ROLE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IS PLAYING FOR DEFORESTATION
The role technology is playing is in regards to the safety measurements from Wildlife attacks. As well as monitoring the forests according to the international monitoring laws, deforestation and creating an environment of ‘Change’. This environment of change is regarding safety especially for those working in the forests e.g. forest officers. For the sole purpose of monitoring and control initiatives in forest areas. Used for the sole purpose of the smartwatch are the higher resolution images of forest activity. Therefore, covering a wide area of activity and penetrating cloud cover. The data is in the form of pictures and other stats. The online monitoring service i.e. Forest Global Watch collects stats and images that are necessary. This is mainly for the sole purpose of collecting data and research-based activities in the forest regions. The role of technology holds huge significance with regards to;
- Monitoring Wildlife movements;
- Safety & Security management of all stakeholders;
- For the sake of forest management & workers e.g. Forest Officers &
- Addressing the supply chain activities from forests to the cities.
The use of modern technology is substantially for the purpose of forest management activities. ‘Deforestation’ is yet another issue where the application of technology is on a high. Another highly enhanced technology and modern as well as ‘The radar monitoring system’. It holds huge success levels for forest sustainability aspects and creating an environment of work change in the forests. The motive is the safety of humans from the Wildlife activity and making business operations easy and secure with collective action.
WE NEED FORESTS
The use of technology has been highly significant in combatting issues of deforestation as well i.e. another climatic hazard. ‘We NEED Forests’, is the new slogan of the ‘WEF’ demanding significant changes in environmental sustainability. Also, the forests are much needed as redemption in climatic hazards & its preventions. Technology has helped companies especially the Palm oil and consumer goods firms in the projects. The companies are Bunge, Cargill, Golden Agri-Resources, Mondelez, Musim Mas Group, Nestle, PepsiCo, Sime Darby Plantation, and Unilever and Wilmar. All companies are the consumers of Palm oil i.e. a national reserve in the forestry ecology system.
THE CHALLENGES FACED TO COMBAT DEFORESTATION
The last decade has been challenging, however, companies have tried best to limit the use of deforestation in recent years. However, there are still companies because of whom deforestation numbers still exist. There have been significant measures by leading brands e.g. Nestle, Mars, Unilever, and Wilmar. There have been substantial efforts that have seen the removal of deforestation from these companies Supply chain. The efforts are huge especially as efforts part of environmental sustainability and monitoring the activities of deforestation.
The importance of government action with regard to these activities is paramount. Therefore, the importance is profound especially in areas where forests are good in numbers and densely populated. Hence, the involvement of govt. should be a mandatory element for safety and quality. Most researchers believe that efforts need to be more organized and systematic. With the involvement of forest agencies and international laws, all efforts must be aligned.
EXPANSION STRATEGIES TO SAVE FORESTS
Why it is necessary to increase and expand forests and save the natural reserves? Forests have been constantly since ages removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. It is also storing carbon for nearly more than 300 million years from today. Burning and cutting of the forest’s trees are a huge cause of the release of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. There are scientific reasons for some disturbances in forest soil, and that has been the real cause. It is since the industrial revolution that most carbon emissions in the atmosphere are due to deforestation. Hence, by increasing the number of forests in the world, the expansion strategy will work automatically. The need is climate change and the key to our climate strategy.
An expansion strategy aims to save the forests through collective action, campaigns, NGOs and international forest organizations activities. The role of media and channels in here means a huge acknowledgment to forestry. Activities of national geographic and Discovery means huge media coverage to forests, wildlife and monitoring forest activity and behaviors.
BENEFITS OF STANDING FORESTS TO THE ECOSYSTEM
There is an immense value of standing forests as they play a significant role. In the prevention of floodings like climatic hazards, the benefits are wide and huge. They also help in the provision of natural filtration for drinking water. Finally, support wildlife and balancing the temperatures in winters and summers as well. Also, they are a source of exciting group activities like picnic and fun. A source of cultural values and a huge source of scientific knowledge for experts, scientists, and botanists.
In the form of a simple ecological basis should be the basis of a value forest. Along with other activities of economic growth, sustainability efforts are a necessity. Giving huge importance to ecology and the multiple ecosystems linked to a single forest. Efforts and collective action for the preservation of the natural habitat take the involvement of a huge science. Preservation is a necessity, at the same time. It is also valuable in increasing the efforts towards forest expansion & takes a huge amount of forestry planning.
COMBINED EFFORTS WITH THE ‘WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’
The activities of the ‘WEF’ have been devastating on a global level to create awareness amongst companies for ‘Deforestation’. For the purpose of more trees plantation and forestry, the level of awareness has been created. A combined effort with regards to climate change and CO2 emissions. Impressively admired worldwide, the WEF activities have increased at a rapid pace lately. In connection with the agencies fighting against deforestation and climate change, the WEF has played its role globally.
The agenda is not just about companies making money. Its also about the consumption of raw material from the forest with a true vision for change. The ‘WEF’ has also linked up its activities with the media at the national and international levels. The aim of the organization has been due to the immense rise of a global need. This need has been for a decade to combat increasing issues of deforestation internationally.
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