XV World Forestry Congress

2 May 2022

Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests

2–6 May 2022

Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea

The XV World Forestry Congress will provide a crucial opportunity for the global forestry community to consider the state and future of world forestry, particularly in the context of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Congress will showcase the essential role of forests in the global sustainable development agenda – comprising, among other things, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Forest Goals (GFGs), the Paris Agreement on climate change, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – and it will identify key measures and recommendations for enhancing this role. The Congress will help ensure that forests are an integral part of discussions and decisions on sustainable development because of their importance for the health, well-being and stability of the planet and its peoples. It will also highlight progress in the implementation of the recommendations made at the XIV World Forestry Congress in 2015.

The six sub-themes of the XV World Forestry Congress set out below, address the most important current issues concerning forests and the products and services they provide. The sub-themes also enable the review of progress in implementing the outcomes of previous congresses, especially the Durban Declaration, and the advances being made towards a sustainable, resilient future. In particular, the sub-themes address:

  • the importance of containing and reversing forest and tree-cover loss in attaining multiple global goals;
  • forests’ role in addressing global environmental challenges, including climate change and biodiversity conservation;
  • the important contribution of forest products and services to national economies and strategies for enhanced financing in the sector;
  • the use of forest resources to improve livelihoods, health and well-being;
  • ways to improve forest monitoring, data collection and knowledge management; and
  • enhancing multistakeholder partnerships and cooperation for the improved management and utilization of forest resources.

Full details on registration, early bird offers and programme information here.