Forest Day 6


Forest Day, now in its sixth year, has become one of the most influential global events on forests. It is a platform for anyone interested in forests and climate change to gather to ensure that forests are high on the agenda of global and national climate strategies, and that those strategies are informed by the most up-to-date knowledge and experience.


More than 1,100 people from 82 countries, including 216 official climate change negotiators, attended Forest Day 5 on the sidelines of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s (UNFCCC) 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) in Durban, South Africa on 4 December 2011.


Forest Day 6 will seek to inform UNFCCC’s global agenda and forest stakeholders on ways to move forward with REDD+ agreements reached at COP17 in Durban, to produce social and environmental benefits, good governance, long-term financing and the integration of forests into adaptation strategies on the ground. REDD+ stands for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation, as well as the conservation and sustainable management of forests, and the enhancement of forest carbon stocks.

Forest Day 6 is planned for 2 December 2012, at Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel in Doha, Qatar. This year, Forest Day is issuing an open call for organisations in addition to members of the Collaborative Partnership of Forests to participate in and host Discussion Forums.