XV World Forestry Congress – New dates!

Dec 16, 2020

XV World Forestry Congress – New dates

The Republic of Korea is pleased to announce that the XV World Forestry Congress will be held from 2 to 6 May 2022 in Seoul. The new dates will enable the Congress to build on the momentum following the outcomes of the major global events scheduled before the Congress, including the Rio Conventions’ Conferences of Parties (UNFCCC COP26, CBD COP15, and UNCCD COP15), the IUCN World Conservation Congress, and the UN Food Systems Summit.

According to the Secretary-General of the XV WFC, Dr Eunsik Park: “The year 2022 is a critical year in that the international community’s concerted efforts and actions are required now more than ever to achieve a carbon neutral world and combat the climate crisis. The Republic of the Korea will keep up its efforts to help advance international cooperation in the forest sector. Organizing and hosting a successful World Forestry Congress next year is an important part of the efforts. We expect that the Congress will also be an important milestone in paving the way for building back better after the pandemic.”

Cogress website https://wfc2021korea.org/index.html

Historical context

The World Forestry Congress is held approximately once every six years. The first Congress was held in Italy in 1926. FAO has helped host countries organize the Congress since 1954. Responsibility for the organization and financing of each Congress lies with the host country.
For information on past Congresses can be found here.