Events

8th World Forest Week

Growing a better planet

Hybrid Event, Rome (Italy), 29/09/2022 - 07/10/2022

 

The 8th World Forest Week (WFW2022) will feature 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 will provide 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 will be virtual and hybrid, organized/co-sponsored by Members, partner organizations (including the Collaborative Partnership on Forests) and FAO.

WFW2022 is 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.

Forthcoming WFW events
Thursday 29/9/2022 13:00–17:00 CEST
FAO–GLF Digital Forum
Transforming agrifood systems with forests

Learn how forests can help transform global agrifood systems in this preliminary event for the 8th World Forest Week, starting Monday 3 October.

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Monday 3/10/2022 09:30–10:30 CEST
Opening ceremony

Speakers include 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.

 

Thursday 29 September 13:00-17:00 CEST Online

Explore and learn how forests can help transform global agrifood systems. Register now to join the FAO–GLF digital forum online.

Monday 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.
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Tuesday 4 October 12.45-14.15 CEST Red Room
Raising awareness of the transformative potential of the forest sector.
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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

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

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

Thursday 6 October 08.15-09.45 CEST Red Room
Sharing good practices that balance conservation and sustainable use of forest biodiversity.
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Thursday 6 October 12.45-14.15 CEST Red Room
What are the forest socioeconomic contributions to decent work and sustainable growth?
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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

Friday 7 October 11.15-12.30 CEST Red Room
Financing national and local stakeholders for actions to halt deforestation and implement sustainable forestry.
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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.