International Day of Forest 21st March 2017

Kayapo warriors move through the forest with shotguns and axes in search of fresh game. Photo credit: Martin Scholler, National Geographic

In her message on the occasion of the International Day of Forests 21 March 2017, the new Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Cristiana Paşca Palmer, put emphasis on how forests can contribute to three pressing issues, in a complementary and sustainable way: securing sustainable energy globally, while at the same time being essential for biodiversity, healthy ecosystems, and climate change mitigation. Some points of this message are reported here.

Upcoming event: 14th World Forestry Congress

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The 14th World Forestry Congress “Forests and People – Investing in a sustainable future” will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 7 to 11 September 2015. The Congress will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them. The thematic focus include “Forests for socio-economic development and food security”, “Building resilience with forests”, “Integrating forests and other land uses”, “Encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade”, “Monitoring forests for better decision-making”, “Improving governance by building capacity”.

State of the World’s Forests and FAO Committee on Forestry

State of the World's Forests 2014 (SOFO)

FAO’s flagship publication The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO), was presented this week at the opening of the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO), and shows that a significant proportion of the world population relies on forest products to meet basic needs for energy, shelter and some aspects of primary healthcare […]

Group – International day for Biological Diversity – Forests Biodiversity

Group dedicated to discussions about the International Day for Biological Diversity – Forest Biodiversity We have created a group dedicated to the International Day for Biological Diversity – Forest Biodiversity, on 22 May 2011. Since we consider this day to be very special and of utmost importance, we would love you to share information with […]

23rd IUFRO World Congress. Seoul, Korea

‘Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment’ The 23 IUFRO World Congress ‘Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment’ will take place in Seoul, Republic of Korea, 23–28 August 2010.  The event will be hosted by the Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI). Congress Themes will include: Forests and Climate Change Biodiversity Conservation […]