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The WWD 2022 theme is Trees for Good, and the sub-themes are Challenges, Opportunities, Sustainability.

"Trees for Good" is a continuation of the 2021 theme "CO2 & Wood" and a spin-off of "Wood is Good." The sub-themes "Challenges, Opportunities, Sustainability" relate to life, social, heritage, industry and the environment.

We depend on forest trees for tackling global climate change and to arrest global warming, as forests (especially trees) are super efficient natural carbon sinks converting atmospheric carbon dioxide to produce wood of trees while releasing oxygen during this photosynthesis. Therefore the challenge today among nations for forest trees to be managed well to provide sustainable forest resources. Among the world's forest resources, the threats and challenges to the sustainability in the tropical forests takes precedence. Several issues concerning the importance of trees and forests are also opportunities to be harnessed to fulfill global needs for a greener society where global climate change would be mitigated (via increased forest cover) while greater use is made also of substitution forest products (instead of alternative metal, concrete and plastic products).

With the continuation of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 WWD will once again be virtual with a vast array of programs as well as many regional events in different parts of the world.

Updates

Palace of Longevity and Health (Palace Museum in China)

30 Nov, 2022
Shoukang Palace (Palace of Longevity and Health) is located in the Palace Museum in Beijing. It was built in 1735 by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty for his mother Empress Dowager Chongqing after he succeeded to the throne.

WWD 2022 Symposium - Topic 1-5 - Menisa Antonio

25 Nov, 2022
Ms. Menisa A. Antonio from the Mariano Marcos State University, Philippines, delivered the presentation “The Underutilized Yams (Dioscoreaceae) for Food and Feed Source: Ethnobotanical Evidences from Ilocos Norte, Luzon, Philippines” for Topic 1...

WWD 2022 Symposium - Topic 1-4 - Michael Grabner

23 Nov, 2022
Dr. Michael Grabner from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, Austria, delivered the presentation “Wooden finds suggest a sustainable forestry in prehistoric Hallstatt, Austria” for Topic 1. Historical Utilization ...

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