FORESTS AND SOCIETY TOWARDS 2050
Demands of forest ecosystem services grow up due to the climate crisis and the related needs of reinforcing the bioeconomy sector, the social services of healthy forests as established by the UN sustainable goals, and forest resilience to disturbances and anthropogenic pressures.
By 2050, drastic changes are expected through population growth, climate change, globalization and a growing world economy, thus putting tremendous pressure on forests and their governance. 2050 is a landmark year to achieve the vision of Living in Harmony with Nature of the Convention on Biological Diversity as well as the target of net zero emissions. With a focus on forest contribution to the 2030 Agenda and its sustainable development goals (SDG), the IUFRO World Congress in Stockholm 2024 will help streamlining the forest research agendas, furthering dialogues and cross-sector cooperation, and promoting the multi-functionality of forests and their services.