XV World Forestry Congress

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10/05/2022
Editorial by Eunsik Park, Secretary-General of the XV World Forestry Congress, and Peter Csoka, Associate Secretary-General of the XV World Forestry Congress, FAO. We need greener, more sustainable pathways to avoid destroying the future, not only for those who will come after us, but m...
10/05/2022
Over 600 youth and young professionals engaged in the forest sector have called for better opportunities, training and a platform to make their voices heard in a call to action issued at the close of the XV World Forestry Congress.
09/05/2022

The world’s largest ever gathering on forests has adopted a declaration identifying priority areas with potential to lead to a green, healthy and resilient future.

09/05/2022
The main outcomes of the Congress include: detailed action proposals following the six sub-themes of the Congress; a Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood; a youth call for action; and the Seoul Forest Declaration, which outlines shared roles and responsibilities for ensuring a sustainable fut...
06/05/2022
On Friday, May 6, XV World Forest Congress drew to a close, wrapping up a very full week of events and networking.
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By QU Dongyu, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The world faces huge challenges in overcoming the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity, the war in Ukraine, the accelerating climate crisis and biodiversity loss.

 

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The morning kicked off with a special event that explored how to encourage more young people to choose a career in the forest sector, and ways to support career development, such as mentorship, and providing opportunities to showcase their talents. It culminated in the launch of the Global Networ...
05/05/2022
Activist Cécile Ndjebet, of Cameroon, today won the 2022 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award in recognition of her outstanding contribution to preserving forests and improving the lives of people who depend on them.
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On the third day of XV WFC, participants continued to engage in a number of different events, meetings, and exhibits, moving throughout Seoul’s impressive COEX conference center.
Ministerial Forum on Sustainable Wood
05/05/2022
An important step towards better harvesting the potential of sustainable wood for carbon-neutral and resilient economies was taken today by ministers at the XV World Forestry Congress, which is co-organized by FAO and the Republic of Korea.
04/05/2022
FAO has launched a new mechanism that will enable countries better understand, manage and affront forest fires.
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04/05/2022
The FAO-led framework will allow monitoring and reporting of restoration efforts throughout the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
04/05/2022
Seoul - Forests have a key role to play in post COVID-19 recovery, through improvements in secure livelihoods and contributions toward sustained economic growth in the long term, organization heads and forest experts agreed today at a special event during the XV World Forestry Congress. 
04/05/2022
As XV WFC entered its second day of events, participants delved deeper into a broad spectrum of forest-related issues.
Maria Helena Semedo Chair of the CPF
03/05/2022

Seoul - Forests can be a driving force in tackling climate change, boosting food security, conserving biodiversity and creating a world free of poverty, the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) said today at the XV World Forest Conference in Seoul, Republic of Korea.

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03/05/2022
Seoul/Rome - The rate at which our forests are disappearing slowed by nearly 30 per cent from the first decade of the century to the period from 2010-2018, a key report launched today by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) showed. But the earth’s tropical rainfo...
Adriana Vidal, Chair, Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration  Adriana Vidal, Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration  2 May 2022  Attribution Photo by IISD/ENB | Diego Noguera
03/05/2022
The XV World Forestry Congress opened on Monday, 2 May, to a packed agenda. More than 12,500 registered participants from over 140 countries gathered at the COEX convention centre in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and participated online. 
03/05/2022
Shifts in policies are needed to divert financial flows away from actions that harm forests and to incentivize investment in conservation, restoration and sustainable use, Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), said at th...
02/05/2022

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu met with 15 members of the youth and young professional delegation attending the XV World Forestry Congress (WFC) in Seou...

State of the World's Forests 2022
02/05/2022
Seoul/Rome- Global leaders going into a raft of meetings affecting the planet’s future must hear the message that forests and trees are vital to green recovery and building more resilient economies and societies, QU Dongyu, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the Uni...