The Twenty-sixth Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO26) will be held at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy from 3-7 October, 2022, in a hybrid format for the first time ever.
The Committee on Forestry (COFO) bring together heads of forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek solutions, and to advise the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and others on appropriate action. Membership in COFO is open to all FAO member states wishing to participate in its work.
COFO26 will provide a platform for exchange and dialogue among participants and give strategic direction for the future work of FAO in forestry.
The committee will examine the findings of FAO’s flagship report, The State of the World’s Forests 2022: Forest pathways for green recovery and building inclusive resilient and sustainable economies, the outcomes of the XV World Forestry Congress held last May in the Republic of Korea, and the FAO’s Strategic Framework 2022-2031.
Ongoing work by the Forestry Division on forest solutions for combating climate change, resilient and sustainable economies, and the linkages between agriculture and forestry will also be on the agenda.
World Forest Week
Held on the margins of the Committee on Forestry, the 8th World Forest Week is a series of special events that bring FAO Member States, partner organizations, leaders, scientists and young people to discuss forestry’s most pressing issues. The theme of this year’s World Forest Week is Growing a better planet.
IUFRO at COFO26
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the global network for forest science collaboration uniting over 15,000 scientists in more than 600 member organizations in 125 countries, will actively be represented by e.g. IUFRO Executive Director, Alexander Buck during the COFO26 week.
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