Country case study: Japan’s forest footprint domestically and abroad

2023 Forest Declaration Assessment: Off track and falling behind所収

The Forest Declaration Assessment is a continual and collaborative process achieved collectively by civil society organizations and researchers. Since 2015, the Forest Declaration Assessment has published annual updates on progress toward global forest goals. 
The Japanese case study in the 2023 Assessment Report provides a very brief snapshot of the country, including its forest resources and legal framework for due diligence to consider forest footprint domestically and abroad. It concludes that continued actions are needed to reduce the deforestation footprint of Japanese consumption and contribute to the global efforts to stop deforestation by 2030, in line with its commitments.