XV World Forestry Congress
In the first week of May, the Republic of Korea hosted the XV World Forestry Congress, the most influential conference in forestry, serving as the global platform for members of the international community to come together and issue recommendations and declarations on major forest issues.
The theme of the XV World Forestry Congress was “Building a Green, Healthy, and Resilient Future with Forests.” For the first time, the congress was realized in a hybrid format, allowing participants worldwide the opportunity to discuss how forests can help address and adapt to climate change, combat desertification, preserve biodiversity, and resolve other global environmental issues.
Ibá launches its “Biodiversity in the Planted Tree Industry Report”
During the XV World Forest Congress, hosted in South Korea between May 2nd and 6th, Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá) launched the Biodiversity in the Planted Tree Industry 2022 Report, an unprecedented study which was summarized a meticulous and determined work involving 500 thousand data by Ibá’s member companies. For this report, 23 associated companies shared their monitoring data spanning 12 Brazilian states and over 220 municipalities in five biomes such as: “Mata Atlântica”, “Cerrado”, “Pampa”, “Amazônia” and “Caatinga”. Some data back early as 1970, which makes the report a rich and essential source of information for understanding the contributions of the Brazilian forest sector to maintaining biodiversity.
Besides an overview of the sector’s biodiversity, the report provides information on the sectoral group of fauna and flora, monitoring, representative animals of the sector, information on forest restoration actions, ecosystem services, pollinators and success stories from the planted tree industry.
The biodiversity report is available on: https://iba.org/eng/datafiles/publicacoes/outros/caderno-biodiversidade-en.pdf
About Ibá: https://iba.org/eng/
Forest Biosecurity as a Shared Responsibility a Global Framework
Patrícia Machado, Bioeconomy and Forest Affairs Manager at the Brazilian Tree Industry (Ibá)*, was one of the speakers in the side event “Forest biosecurity as responsibility: a global vision”, organized by FAO, USDA, and ACoFo.
Patrícia shared with the audience how Ibá has been working cooperatively with research institutes, government, and different stakeholders in the forest protection agenda.
This side-event brought together other experts from the New Zealand Government, researchers from universities in Australia and Ghana, as well as representatives of FAO and IPPC (International Plant Protection Convention).
FAO, together with partners, aims to develop and implement a framework targeting policymakers and regulators to discuss strategies to increase awareness with and engage the public in forest biosecurity. This will facilitate establishment of a coordinated global biosecurity framework for forestry to enlist the world’s citizens in the fight against forest invasive species.
*About Ibá: https://iba.org/eng/
Patricia Machado, Forest Policy and Bioeconomy, Ibà