The XIV World Forestry Congress will be a key occasion for the world’s foresters and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future of forests and forestry. We’d like you to help define that vision.
We are inviting abstracts on the central theme of the Congress, “Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future”, and on relevant topics that also align with any of the six Congress sub-themes - socio-economic development and food security; building resilience; integrating forests and other land uses; product innovation and sustainable trade; monitoring forests for better decision-making; and improving governance by building capacity.
Published by the Youth and United Nations Global Alliance, a partnership between United Nations agencies, civil society organizations and other groups working with children and young people, this guide explores the forests from the equator to the frozen poles and the depths of the rainforest to the mountain forests at high altitudes. Designed as an educational resource for schools, youth groups and other curious young learners, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives are provided and an easy-to-follow action plan helps develop forest conservation activities and projects. [more]
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests launched the first Wangari Maathai Award in 2012 to honour and commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest issues around the world. On Monday 6 October 2014, the CPF will award another individual for their outstanding achievements for forests at the IUFRO World Congress. [more]