International Day of Forests 2022

Swedish Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020. Photo: Janice Burns, IUFRO.

On 21 March all eyes were on forests! One of the celebration highlights was the high-level event "Inspire for the Future – The Role of Forests in Ensuring Sustainable Production and Consumption".

The theme for the International Day of Forests 2022, annually decided upon by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, was: "Forests and Sustainable Production and Consumption", and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) adopted the accompanying slogan "Choose Sustainable Wood for People and Planet." This highlights how forests can play a critical role in achieving more sustainable production and consumption and in solving many global challenges, including the climate crisis and poverty.

"Effective problem-solving requires the involvement of all stakeholders, collaboration across disciplines and sectors, consideration of local contexts, and the use of the best available scientific knowledge," said John Parrotta, President of IUFRO, the global network for forest science cooperation, which jointly organized the high-level event with FAO and the IUFRO World Congress 2024 | Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) at the Swedish Pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Furthermore, a new report developed by FAO in collaboration with the European Forest Institute (EFI) was launched on the Day: "Forest Products in the global bioeconomy: Enabling substitution with wood-based products and contributing to sustainable development goals".

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Also visit: A link to the recorded event and other related information will soon be available there.


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