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07-09-2015 Cop20 news

The XIV Global Forest Congress starts today in Durban: investing in a sustainable future

The city of Durban in South Africa is the venue of the XIV Global 2015 Forest Congress  to be developed from September 17 to September 11. This event will gather important representatives from the private and public sectors from all over the world that are interested in promoting funding to protect forests. It seeks to be an important dialogue space to contribute to the approval of a universal agreement on climate change at COP21.

The lecturers will discuss the potential of forests to take rural populations out of poverty, their vulnerability vis-à-vis climate change, and the need to incorporate renewable technologies and products for their conservation.

The central topic at the Congress this year will be “Forests and people: investing in a sustainable future,” aiming at directing attention to the forestry sector to generate investments that will take into account the human factor to achieve sustainable development. Thus, debates will emphasize the role played by forests in generating incomes, creating jobs and equity.

The Congress takes place every six years. It will have the participation of 20 ministers and vice-ministers all over the world, as well as the head of national and international agencies and thousands of delegates.

  • Check the Congress brochure here.
  • To check the Congress program click here. Watch the sessions and debates online, here.

 

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