World Forestry Congress 2015

Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future

7 - 11 September 2015, Durban, South Africa
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More than heat! Wood energy for the future

Wood is an importance source of energy in developing countries, where it is often the only energy source for poor people in both urban and rural areas. One-third of households – mostly in developing countries – use wood as their main source of fuel for cooking and around 765 million people use woodfuel to boil their drinking water.

This event brings wood energy and the potential it holds for a sustainable future to the attention of the world’s forestry community and beyond. It will also be forward-looking, highlighting ways to make wood energy production and use more sustainable and efficient and to enhance its contribution to sustainable development and greener economies.