Strategy 2023-2030

Strategy 2023-2030

The global community has identified 2030 as the deadline for avoiding catastrophic consequences of the climate change and biodiversity loss: by the end of the decade, humanity must halve greenhouse gas emissions, conserve at least 30% of ecosystems, restore 30% of degraded ecosystems, and halt the extinction of threatened species – and all this while reducing poverty and ending hunger.

Read APFORGEN’s regional strategy to 2030 to learn how conserving and restoring genetic diversity of forests and trees is critical for reaching all these targets, and what actions APFORGEN and its 15 member countries are taking to address the current challenges.

The objectives of the strategy were jointly identified by APFORGEN’s National Coordinators, building on the national and regional needs and priorities that emerged during the implementation of FAO's Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources, and the network’s previous strategy from 2018 to 2022. The strategy is aligned with the strategic priorities of the Global Plan of Action, and with the targets and indicators of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, which provides the broader framework for the role of biodiversity in achieving sustainable development by 2030-2050.

Our objectives 2023-2030:

  1. Mobilize political and financial support for integrated management of forest genetic resources in land use, biodiversity and climate policies, strategies and programmes
  2. Make information about the region’s forest and tree genetic resources available and accessible to support their sustainable management and research
  3. Develop conservation and sustainable use strategies for regionally important and threatened tree species
  4. Strengthen tree seed systems to facilitate ecosystem restoration, support local livelihoods and climate change adaptation and mitigation


About us

APFORGEN is a regional programme and network with a holistic approach to the conservation and management of the Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) in the Asia-Pacific region


APFORGEN Secretariat
c/o Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
XiangShan Road, Dongxiaofu No.1, Haidian district, 
Beijing, People's Republic of China