XV World Forestry Congress

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How should we use forests to build the future?

May 4, 2022 | 7:00 PM KST - 8:00 PM KST

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From campaigns to plant trillions of trees to international commitments to end deforestation, forests are finally receiving the support and attention they deserve, not only as climate change mitigators and habitat for biodiversity but also as providers of natural renewable resources to solve human needs and overall prosperity. But are current efforts properly harnessing all of forests’ potential to provide solutions?

Every two years, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) releases The State of the World’s Forests, a flagship report that chronicles solutions to challenges facing forests – and, in turn, solutions that healthy forests can provide to our challenges.

In light of 2022’s report and the turbulence of the past two years, this GLF Live on 4 May at 12:00 CEST / 13:00 EAT / 19:00 KST will bring Ewald Rametsteiner, deputy director of FAO’s Forestry Division, and Musonda Mumba, director for The Rome Centre for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), into discussion on how integrating protection, restoration and proper use of forests and trees can bring inclusive, resilient and sustainable returns at local and global levels.

This GLF Live will be available to stream on the GLF GLF website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels.

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