XV World Forestry Congress – Korea
XV World Forestry Congress
The XV World Forestry Congress will be hosted by the Government of the Republic of Korea From 2 to 6 May 2022 and held at the COEX Convention and Exhibition Center in Seoul. 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.
The XV World Forestry Congress will provide a crucial opportunity for the global forestry community to consider the state and future of world forestry, particularly in the context of recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Congress will showcase the essential role of forests in the global sustainable development agenda – comprising, among other things, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Global Forest Goals (GFGs), the Paris Agreement on climate change, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, and the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework – and it will identify key measures and recommendations for enhancing this role.
Guided by six sub-themes, the Congress will help ensure that forests are an integral part of discussions and decisions on sustainable development because of their importance for the health, well-being and stability of the planet and its peoples.
|Title||XV WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS (WFC 2021)|
|Date||2–6 May 2022|
|Venue||Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea|
|Participants||Governments, academia, civil society, private sector and anyone who has an interest in forests|
|Theme||Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests|
|Hosted by||Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea (KFS)|
|Organized by||Korea Forest Service, Republic of Korea (KFS)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
|Languages||English, French, Korean, Spanish|
Turkey on WFC
A group of delegation will be participating the congress and will organize a side event together with Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and Climate Change, General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion and Republic of Türkiye, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, General Directorate of Forestry and Chamber of Forest Engineer. Program is attached.
Turkey’s Experience on National and International Studies on Desertification, Land Degradation and Forestry
Date: Wednesday, 4 May 2022 Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (GMT+9)
Venue: Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Room 318 B Floor 3
For contact: Cuma UYKUN– Forest Engineer firstname.lastname@example.org
For Virtual Participation: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86868514468 ID: 868 6851 4468