Inspire for the Future – The Role of Forests in Ensuring Sustainable Production and Consumption

21 March 2022 (International Day of Forests). Online & Swedish Pavilion, The Forest, Expo 2020, Dubai.

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Join the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and IUFRO World Congress 2024| Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) at a high-level panel discussion to celebrate the International Day of Forests 2022 under the theme “Forests and sustainable production and consumption”.

Today the world is facing unprecedented challenges, with climate change being among the most pressing of all. These challenges threaten the well-being of people and nature and call for immediate action to develop innovative and creative solutions that set the world on a path to peace and prosperity on a healthy planet.

Key event facts

  • Date: 21 March 2022
  • Time: 15:00–19:00 GST/12:00–16:00 CET
  • Venue: Online and at the Swedish Pavilion, The Forest, Expo 2020, Dubai
  • Additional info: Translation will be provided in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish and Russian.

At this event, a high-level panel will discuss how forest-based innovations, resource efficiency, forest-based products and ecosystem services can contribute to a sustainable lifestyle and accelerate a shift towards more sustainable consumption and production. These efforts help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, health, wellbeing and a transition towards low-carbon and green economies.

More information including how to register for the event is coming soon: event webpage. The event also seeks to inspire participants for the IUFRO World Congress 2024.

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The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU.