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Foresta2021 and the European Forest Week to discuss the future of forests

Foresta2021 and the European Forest Week to discuss the future of forests


A coordinated, evidenced-based policy framework is critical for governments and stakeholders to tackle the complex challenges that face the forest sector in Europe and beyond. With transparent data, objective analysis and holistic policy recommendations, the sector will have increased capacity to adapt to major structural shifts, drive the development of sustainable and innovative products and support global climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.  

Experts, policy-makers, business leaders and national delegates will gather at Foresta2021 and European Forest Week, 22-25 November 2021, to discuss strategic solutions for the future of forests.  

The sixth European Forest Week will feature discussions on urban and peri-urban forest ecosystems, non-wood forest products, career opportunities for forestry graduates, European cooperation to prevent great forest fires and how wood could be used for carbon capture and storage technology. Register for the events and find the programme here

Foresta2021 is the joint session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s (UNECE) Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) European Forestry Commission (EFC).  

Listen in to the webcast of “The Future of Forests” panel, which will take place on 22 November, 10:30-13:00 CET here. It will set the tone for the week to come, featuring presentations by leading scientists and innovators on the future of forests in a changing climate, and the potential for innovative next-generation forest products to replace fossil-fuel intensive goods.  

“Foresta2021” will establish a sustainability-focused framework  for the next four years, with the adoption of the new Integrated Programme of Work to guide the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission’s work.