8th World Forest Week
Growing a better planet
Rome (Italy), Hybrid Event, 29/09/2022 - 07/10/2022
The 8th World Forest Week (WFW2022) featured a series of inspiring events bringing FAO Member States, a range of partner organizations, leaders, science and youth to discuss a broad range of topics at the margins of the 26th Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO26).
As in previous years, the World Forest Week provided participants and partner organizations with a unique opportunity to exchange, connect, showcase best practices and actions on the ground, and to contribute from the forest community to the global international debate on forestry and environmental issues. Events organized during the World Forest Week were hybrid, organized/co-sponsored by Members, partner organizations (including the Collaborative Partnership on Forests) and FAO.
WFW2022 was structured around the priority areas outlined in the FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031 with its vision of a sustainable and food secure world for all, in the context of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. FAO seeks transformation to more efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agrifood systems for better production, better nutrition, a better environment, and a better life, leaving no one behind.
Consumption of primary processed wood products predicted to grow 37 percent by 2050
FAO publishes global forest sector outlook 2050, assessing future demand and sources of timber for a sustainable economy.Read more
How sustainable forest management can enhance the world’s biodiversity
Protecting the animals, plants, fungi and microorganisms that thrive in forests must become a fundamental goal of sustainable forest management worldwide.Read more
Youth must be given the skills to shape evolving forestry sector, FAO Director-General says.
The world must halt deforestation and use forests and trees sustainably, QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General, said today.
Government role crucial to producing more food while protecting forests, Halting deforestation report says.
Three papers on sustainability through forests and trees launched at FAO-GLF forum.
More investment is needed to build knowledge and skills of family farmers and small producers.
It is possible to transform the global food system so that agriculture and forests both grow, rather than one growing at the expense of the other.
Global collaboration on innovative open software and data supports sustainable forest management.
The Earth Negotiations Bulletin will provide daily updates as well as a comprehensive summary and analysis following the conclusion of the meeting.
Transforming agrifood systems with forestsThursday 29 September 13:00-17:00 CEST Online
Explore and learn how forests can help transform global agrifood systems.
Opening ceremonyMonday 3 October 09:30-10:30 CEST Plenary Hall
QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General; HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, FAO Goodwill Ambassador for Near East and North Africa; Cécile Ndjebet, 2022 Wangari Maathai Champion; and youth representative Analí Bustos. Read more
Indonesia's plans for carbon-positive forests by 2030
Tuesday 4 October 08.15-09.45 CEST Sheikh Zayed Room
Launch of the State of Indonesia's Forests 2022, highlighting the important role of Indonesia's tropical forests in tackling global climate change.
Sustainable wood and non-wood forest products - pathways to carbon-neutral and resilient bioeconomies
Tuesday 4 October 12.45-14.15 CEST Red Room
Raising awareness of the transformative potential of the forest sector.
A bright future for forestry - investing in youth career development
Tuesday 4 October 18.00-19.30 CEST Red Room
Showcasing initiatives to support career development through improved human resource practices, policies, vocational training and education. Read more
Planting forests for carbon-neutral economies, sustainable landscapes and livelihoods
Wednesday 5 October 08.15-09.45 CEST Red Room
Current trends in planted forests and their expansion as an essential nature-based solution. Read more
Working together to manage fires for climate and people
Wednesday 5 October 12.45-14.15 CEST Red Room
Promoting integrated fire management at scale including for sustainable food systems. Launch Pad: The key role of forest and landscape restoration in climate action. Read more
Biodiversity mainstreaming in forestry
Thursday 6 October 08.15-09.45 CEST Red Room
Sharing good practices that balance conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity.
Beyond numbers: income, employment and decent work in forestry
Thursday 6 October 12.45-14.15 CEST Red Room
What are the forest socioeconomic contributions to decent work and sustainable growth? Read more
Data and digital innovation for forestry
Friday 7 October 10.00-11.15 CEST Red Room
Relevant, accurate and transparent information on forests contribute to better reporting, policy formulation and decision-making. This event will highlight a range of digital open-source innovations from FAO. Read more
Directing funding where it matters
Friday 7 October 11.15-12.45 CEST Red Room
Financing national and local stakeholders for actions to halt deforestation and implement sustainable forestry.
Search the programme to find speakers, venues, webcast links and other information on all WFW events, Committee on Forestry sessions and other meetings. All WFW events and COFO sessions will be webcast in six languages.
Overview of the week
- 26th Session of the Committee on Forestry
- Collaborative Partnership on Forests
- State of the World’s Forests 2022
- FAO Strategic Framework 2022-2031
- FAO Forestry Division
HRH Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan calls for renewed efforts on behalf of forests
Analí Bustos calls for more opportunities for young people to enter the forestry sector