The World Forestry Congress (WFC) is held every six years and is the world’s largest global gathering of foresters. It provides a unique opportunity to strengthen international cooperation with forest supporters and intersectoral partners by sharing expertise and experiences and projecting a vision of the future roles of forests in the global sustainable development.
The next WFC will be held in South Korea from 24 to 28 May 2021, to emphasize the role of forests in the context of the Global Forest Goals, Paris Agreement, Post-2020 global biodiversity framework and the 2030 Agenda, identifying key measures and enriching the prospective future of forests as the forest sector adjusts to the post-COVID-19 developments.
Submissions of papers, posters and videos provide an opportunity for authors to share experience, best practices and innovations with a global audience and contribute to the enrichment of discussions and reflection on the WFC themes. It also presents an occasion to strengthen partnerships and knowledge, while the world strives to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and keep on track towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Additionally, The XV World Forestry Congress is now inviting applications for side events under the central theme Building a Green, Healthy and Resilient Future with Forests. Applications for side events must be made through the online submission platform until 31 August 2020.