Mar 20, 2014
Forests play a substantial role in global and national economies. At The Economist’s inaugural World Forests Summit in March 2013, a discussion was launched about the importance of forests in regard to climate change and the world’s survival. In 2014, The Economist's 2nd World Forests Summit will take a more holistic approach, discussing the major themes impacting the world's forests, bringing key stakeholders together for a series of frank discussions. There will be debates with experts from around the world on sustainable land use, the compatibility of forests with expanding commercial agriculture, the future of forests and bioenergy as well as developments within the timber and fibre markets.