News & Press Release

24-28 May 2021 Coex, Seoul, Republic of Korea

KFS to Hold Forum on 9 November for 200-Day Countdown to the XV World Forestry Congress

  • 2020-11-05

Korea Forest Service will hold a special hybrid forum on 9 November 2020 to set off 200-day countdown to the XV World Forestry Congress in Seoul. 

Overview of 200-Day Countdown Event – A Hybrid Forum on Messages From Forests

When: 13:00 - 17:30, 9 November 2020 (Korea Standard Time)
Where: Coex, Seoul
How to participate: Watch the event via live streaming in English, French, Korean, Spanish (interpreting will be provided) through the links below. 

English:
http://bit.ly/WFC2021_200-Day_En
French: http://bit.ly/WFC2021_200-Day_Fr
Spanish: http://bit.ly/WFC2021_200-Day_Sp
Korean: http://bit.ly/WFC2021_200-Day_Kr

The international community is witnessing more and more extended, intense, larger-scale natural disasters such as forest fires induced by climate change, landslides, and desertification. What is worse is rapid deforestation and forest degradation. If this trend of human-caused forest destruction continues, humanity may have to live under constant threats such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
Amidst these challenges, new light is being shed on the solutions that forests hold to them and accordingly forest conservation and reforestation is becoming ever more important.  
Against this backdrop, the Korea Forest Service is going to hold a special event to discuss the roles and future of forests, on a date marking the 200-day countdown to the XV World Forestry Congress, with the view to garner greater attention and interest from the international community in the coming Congress in Seoul.

[WFC 2021 D-200 Forum Flyer]