The session will focus on highlighting the importance of forests for human health and well-being worldwide, particularly from the health sector perspectives. Experts and practitioners from across the world will be brought together to share their experiences.
The session seeks to review and improve understanding on key practices and ways forward to unlock the full potential of forests for human health.
This will be achieved through discussions among the experts and practitioners on the following topics:
(i) Forest medicine
(ii) Forest therapy and healing
(iii) Integrating forest therapy in public health: data, knowledge and information sharing
(iv) Promoting forest medicine and therapy in a contemporary world: practical approaches and the role of professionals, practitioners and stakeholders.
(v) Forests for healthy and sustainable diets.
ST 4: Forests and human health: revisiting the connections