The 24th session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO) called for increased efforts in the forest sector to achieve the SDGs and the Paris Agreement on climate change. The event focused on the theme, ‘Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals—from aspiration to action.’

COFO 24 convened from 16-20 July, at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) headquarters in Rome, Italy. The event took place in conjunction with the World Forest Week, a series of meetings and events sponsored by FAO and its partners to share knowledge, accomplishments and achievements. Side events discussed policy and technical issues affecting the forest sector.