Highest Participation to Date

  • Representation from over 160 countries, including government officials, international organizations, research institutions, and the private sector, totaling more than 15,000 participants
  • Participation from over 50 leaders around the world consisting of high-level government officials at the ministerial or vice ministerial level and higher, heads of international organizations, and others

”Seoul Forest Declaration”, “Ministerial Call on Sustainable Wood”, and “Youth Call for Action” Announced and Adopted

  • Addressed six major challenges in the forestry sector, such as climate change, biodiversity loss, land degradation, poverty, and etc.
  • Underlined the need for integrated responsibility in forest management across various institutions and stakeholders for a sustainable future
  • Reaffirmed commitments to establish a sustainable foundation for forest management and achieve Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) by 2030

Shared Korea's Best Practices of Forestry Policies as a Country with Experience of Successful Reforestation

  • Emphasized the importance of implementing the “Global Forest Finance Pledge (GFFP)” which was an outcome of the UNFCCC COP26 through the Forest Finance Ministerial Forum as planned
  • Shared the Republic of Korea's good practices of forestry policies globally through special events such as the Forest Fire Forum, the Peace Forest Initiative (PFI) high-level roundtable meeting

Enhanced Collaboration with Various International Organizations and Countries Worldwide

  • Detailed discussions through bilateral meetings and dialogues with 20 countries, focusing on expanding overseas collaborations for domestic businesses, intergovernmental forest cooperation, and collaboration in the field of forest science

Announced Follow-up Signature Projects in International Forestry Cooperation to Lead Climate Crisis Response

  • AFFIRM (FAO): Establishing an integrated forest risk management system in developing countries
  • SAFE (UNEP): Restoring and conserving vulnerable forest ecosystems within biodiversity hot-spots
  • REDD+ Capacity Building Platform (UN-REDD Programme): Strengthening the capacity of developing countries to implement REDD+ initiatives
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