XV World Forestry Congress

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Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests
2–6 May 2022 | Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Congress outcomes

Participants at the World Forestry Congress endorsed the Seoul Forest Declaration to convey the urgent need for action to achieve a green, healthy and resilient future with forests. The Congress also heard the Youth Call for Action and the Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood. Read the texts here.

The XV World Forestry Congress provided 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 showcased 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 ensured 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.

News from the Congress

Replay of main sessions now available. Click Replay below to find a session. 

Introduction to the thematic focus

The six sub-themes of the XV World Forestry Congress address the most important current issues concerning forests and the products and services they provide. The sub-themes also enable the review of progress in implementing the outcomes of previous congresses, especially the Durban Declaration, and the advances being made towards a sustainable, resilient future.

Sub-theme 2 

Nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation

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