Upcoming Events

Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) Plenary

09/05/2023 11/05/2023

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FAO Headquarters

After three years of deferred, then cancelled and ultimately only virtual events, we are pleased to confirm that the GFOI Plenary is back as hybrid event in 2023. 


Forest information in addressing climate change 

The annual GFOI Plenary brings together the global community of practitioners who support tropical countries in forest monitoring and associated emissions Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) procedures. The Plenary aims to share information and ideas, review progress and identify new opportunities for helping countries to improve their forest monitoring capabilities to enable better forest management and ultimately the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The overarching theme for the GFOI Plenary 2023 is the role of forest information in addressing climate change with the following sub-topics: REDD+, Nationally Determined Contributions, Restoration and Blue Carbon.

The Plenary is a collaborative event organized by the GFOI Office, as hosted by FAO, on behalf of GFOI's Lead partners in the Governments of Australia, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as the participating international organizations, the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the European Space Agency (ESA), and the World Bank.


Side events and Exhibition spaces 

The GFOI Plenary 2023 will feature side-events and exhibition spaces. They will be hosted by participant organizations and framed around the overarching theme and sub-topics.

If you are interested in hosting a side-event or exhibition space, you can apply by providing a short abstract while you are registering.



Registration is mandatory to allow access to FAO Headquarters. Due to ongoing social distancing measures, the final number of allowed physical participants will be likely limited. As such, we encourage you to submit your interest at your earliest convenience. The information requested is for security purposes to gain access to FAO Headquarters and will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Regist your interest in attending here.
Registration deadline: 31 January 2023.

Stay tuned! We will come back to approved participants with more information in the coming weeks, but for now please register your interest in attending and save the date. A draft agenda for the event will be available in the coming months.

For more updates, please follow GFOI on Facebook and Twitter, or regularly check the GFOI website. The Plenary hashtag will be #GFOI2023.

If you have any questions or clarifications please feel free to contact us: gfoi-office@fao.org.



 Cover image by Marita Kavelashvili.

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