Forest biosecurity as a shared responsibility – towards a global framework
XV World Forestry Congress Side event – Held on 5 May 2022
Global travel and trade have facilitated the movement of invasive species around the world and protecting forests from these threats is paramount. It is a global issue that requires national, regional, and global cooperation and action. FAO, together with partners, aims to develop and implement a framework targeting policy makers and regulators to develop national strategies to increase awareness and engage all stakeholders in forest biosecurity. At the XIV World Forest Congress side-event, speakers from around the globe shared their perspectives on the current situation of forest biosecurity and the need for a global framework followed by a panel discussion on the global framework’s development.