XV World Forestry Congress (WFC 2021)
Date: May 24-28, 2021
Venue: Coex, Seoul, Korea
Theme: BUILDING A GREEN, HEALTHY AND RESILIENT FUTURE WITH FORESTS
About WFC 2021
The Congress will bring together global forest stakeholders to review and analyze key challenges facing the sector and ways to address these. Participation is usually diverse, with representation from all regions and sectors; including the public and private sector, NGOs, CSOs, scientific or professional bodies, and forestry societies, as well as those who simply care about forests and the environment.
The WFC 2021 will provide a unique opportunity for the global forestry community to consider the state and future of world forestry, particularly in the context of the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, while striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The Congress will focus on defining the role of forests in the global developmental agenda (2030 Agenda) and other major agreements (Global Forest Goals, Paris Agreement, post-2020 global biodiversity framework) and identify key measures that must be put in place as the forest sector adjusts to the new reality and aims to help ‘build back better’. Forests must be an integral part of discussions and decisions to be made on sustainable development, because this will determine the health, wellbeing and stability of the planet and the people.
1.the importance of containing and reversing forest and tree-cover loss in attaining multiple global goals;
2.forests’ role in addressing global environmental challenges, including climate change and biodiversity conservation;
3.the important contribution of forest products and services to national economies and strategies for enhanced financing in the sector;
4.the use of forest resources to improve livelihoods, health and well-being;
5.ways to improve forest monitoring, data collection and knowledge management; and
6.enhancing multistakeholder partnerships and cooperation for the improved management and utilization of forest resources.