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International Day of Forests 2017

Special Event: Forests and Energy
Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 11.30–13.00, Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

Watch live online via webcast here.

 

11.30  Screening of the 2017 International Day of Forests video spot: “Forests: nature’s powerhouse” 

11.35  Opening remarks, José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General

11.45  Roles of forests and green energy in the implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) 
                under the Paris Agreement 
His Excellency Jioji Konusi Konrote, President of the Republic of Fiji

12.00  The forests and energy nexus: key to sustainable development and resilient livelihoods
                Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

12.10  FAO publication launch: “The charcoal transition: greening charcoal value chains to mitigate climate
                change and improve local livelihoods” and presentation of FAO’s action agenda on forests and green energy

                Eva Müller, Director, Forestry Policy and Resources Division, FAO Forestry Department

12.25  A vision of our common energy future: an innovator’s perspective, Riikka Joukio, Senior Vice President,
                Metsä Group

12.35 Floor open for discussion

12.55 Closing remarks, Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, FAO