Other Meetings / Events


Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, many events worldwide are either postponed or completely cancelled.

Once informed about postponements or cancellations by organizers, IUFRO will update its Noticeboard immediately.

However, if you are a registered participant in one of the events listed below, please double-check with the event organizers or the event websites to learn whether the event will be held on the dates planned, before making any travel arrangements. Please note that IUFRO cannot be held liable for any forfeited travel costs incurred.

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28th Annual International Society of Tropical Foresters Conference "Rethinking Restoration and Recovery: Landscapes of the Past, Present, and Future in the Tropics"

The UN has declared the next ten years as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, an urgent call to action to curb and reverse ecosystem degradation. To achieve this goal, restoration efforts need to be scaled up; yet successful long-lasting restoration often depends on local factors. These complex local issues of degradation vary hugely across spatial and temporal landscapes. A key question is whether ten years is enough to affect meaningful change. Coinciding with the global pandemic, what insights can we gain from concurrent conversations around the next decade of restoration and recovery from COVID-19? The global pandemic is still a pressing threat to most of the world, including many tropical countries. Throughout this crisis, forests have functioned as a safety net for forest peoples and have also seen accelerated rates of deforestation and degradation. The next decade holds numerous challenges and opportunities for reflection and action in tropical forests. It is important to ask ourselves what kind of change are we looking for? ISTF 2022 will facilitate a space for academics, practitioners, activists, policy makers, artists, journalists, and community leaders from all corners of the world to consider these notions of restoration and recovery in the coming decade. The conference will weave together historically, ecologically, and socially relevant perspectives on timescales of threat, degradation, and recovery.

Date: 27 January 2022, 8:30am - 29 January 2022, 3:00pm
Location: online
Organizers: International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF), Yale School of the Environment

Details:  https://istfconference.events.yale.edu/conferences/2022-conference


Tree Diversity: The 3-30-300 rule

During the session, Keith Sacre (Director of Treeconomics and Barcham Trees) and Cecil Konijnendijk (co-founder of the Nature Based Solutions Institute and Coordinator of IUFRO Division 6 - Social Aspects of Forests and Forestry) will discuss tree diversity and the '3-30-300 rule' in an interview-style webinar, with an open Q&A session. The '3-30-300 rule' is an evidence-based rule proposed by Cecil Konijnendijk, which stipulates that everyone should be able to see at least 3 trees from their home; there should be 30% tree canopy cover in each neighbourhood; and 300 metres should be the maximum distance to the nearest high-quality public green space.

Date: 13 January 2022, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CET
Location: online
Organizers: Nature Based Solutions Institute, i-Tree, Treeconomics, Davey Tree Expert Company

Details:  https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7121626292035628046 


XV World Forestry Congress: Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests

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.

Date: 2-6 May 2022
Location: Seoul, Republic of Korea
Organizers: Korea Forest Service, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN

Details:  https://wfc2021korea.org/ 


Fifth World Congress on Agroforestry

The World Congress on Agroforstry is expected to attract 1500 participants to Québec in 2022, including pre-eminent researchers, senior government officials and politicians, donors and major businesses, all concerned with regenerative agriculture, sustainable development, civil society, farmers, youth groups and institutions of higher learning. The Congress is part of a continuing process that builds on the previous congresses in 2004 (USA), 2009 (Kenya), 2014 (India) and 2019 (France). It will seek to raise the local, regional and global profiles of agroforestry and significantly increase awareness of it, support and engagement for it, and investment in it. It will create a deliberate and tangible legacy in terms of recognition, partnerships, investments and impact, and produce a global roadmap for agroforestry with clear targets.

Date: July 2022
Location: Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Organizers: International Union for Agroforestry (IUAF) in collaboration with the International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Details:  https://www.iufro.org/fileadmin/material/discover/nb-agroforestry-world-congress-quebec-2022.pdf