FSC at the IUFRO Congress 2024

Numerous FSC staff to present and engage in the event  gathering the world’s foremost experts in forest research

The IUFRO World Congress, held at 5-year intervals, is one of the largest global forest events attended by scientists and various stakeholders from all parts of the world.

Event: XXVI IUFRO World Congress 2024

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 23-29 June 2024

This is an in-person event.

iufro congress

FSC has been a member of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) for many years. FSC is an event partner at the XXVI IUFRO congress with a delegation of 30 staff giving key research presentations open to engage with congress participants.

FSC booth – a place for encounters

FSC will welcome the congress visitors at its booth A06-30 next to the ‘Green Jobs’ area, where everyone is invited to come by for a chat or to collect materials about FSC. We welcome you to attend our events (programme below); visit and speak to our delegation. Media representatives can reach out to obtain an overview of topics covered and schedule interviews with one of our speakers.

FSC in the media

Our delegation speakers are available for exclusive interviews. To request an interview with any of the following speakers, please contact our media officer, Faya Davranbekova

Our speakers and their expertise:

Kim Carstensen, Director General (global forest topics, policy)
Marc Jessel, Chief of System Integrity (technology in forest management and certification)
Henrik von Stedingk – Standards manager in FSC Sweden (FSC forest standards in Sweden)
Pavlo Kravets - FSC mission in Ukraine (wood from responsible source in Ukraine's green recovery)
Loa Dalgaard Worm - Senior officer innovation outreach (circular economy)

FSC side event

On Monday 24 June at 18.00 - 20.00 FSC is holding an event which will be an opportunity for the research community to learn about developments in the FSC system. It will be an opportunity to reflect on how the FSC has evolved from a certification scheme to forest steward over the last 30 years.

Scientists are invited to share their plans for FSC research and their expectations and needs for the FSC.

The event is upon invitation only.

FSC presence in the programme

From Monday to Friday, FSC delegation will present on topics ranging from communications, through gender and diversity, circularity, decent work and stakeholder engagement to integrated forest management, international policies and ecosystem services.

Here is a detailed programme:


Monday 24 June

14.30 – 15.30: Sinta Dewi, Room 5
S5.4 In practice of a gender equal and inclusive forestry sector

16.00 – 18.00: Ewa Hermanowicz (session chair). Room 20
T4.5 Communicating and Connecting: Post-pandemic approaches to sharing scientific and traditional forest knowledge to inspire trust, engagement and positive change

18.00 – 20.00: FSC side event, Älvsjö Manor
Upon invitation only


Tuesday 25 June

08:30 – 10:30: Musse Gebre, Room 14
T3.9 Forest landscape restoration (FLR) and SDG Goals from the lens of forest policy and governance

12:30 – 13:15: Pavlo Kravets, Poster 6
[Poster session 3] - S4.4 Socio-ecological conflicts in forest management: risks of (not) adapting?

14.30 – 15.30: Ewa Hermanowicz , Room 5
Sub-plenary 5.2: Reshaping the Sustainable Wood Narrative

16.00 – 18.00: Marion Karmann, Room 24
T5.14 Gender Equality in Forestry: Past, Present and Future

16.00 – 18.00: Ivania Andrea Cornejo, Room 12
T3.12 Forest Restoration Success and How to Achieve it

16.00 – 18.00: Aruna Kainyande, Room 6
T2.10 Forest-based Bio-economy Prospects in Africa

Thursday 26 June

08:30 – 10:30: Pavlo Kravets, Room 20
T4.20 Managing Safety and Resilience of Forests and Forestry affected by Armed Conflicts and the Climate Crisis: Past and Future Contribution of Forest Science

08:30 – 10:30: Loa Dalgaard Worm, Room 10
T2.22 Perception – Awareness – Choice. How forest bioeconomy becomes a reality

16.00 – 18.00: Henrik von Stedingk, Room 4
T1.17 Learning from the past to better inform the future: integrated approaches to increase forest health and resilience

16.00 – 18.00: Henrik von Stedingk, Marion Karmann, Room 17 (two presentations)
T4.18 Interactive forest management: Should silviculture and forest operations comply with governance or the opposite?


Friday 27 June

12:30 – 13:15: Musse Gebre, Poster 19
[Poster session 1] – T2.23 Planted Forests for Achieving a Sustainable Planet

13:00 – 14:00: Marc Jessel, Room K 12
Side Event: Using forensic methods, AI and ‘origin science’ to improve traceability and increase the integrity of forest supply chains       

13:30 – 14:15: Anne van der Bruggen, Poster 15
[Poster session 1] – T4.24 Provision of Ecosystem Services from Small-scale Private Forests – Is it viable?             

13:30 – 14:15: Paul Opanga, Poster 18
[Poster session 1] – T4.34 Work and employment in the forest sector: challenges and opportunities


For any research-related questions, opportunities to engage with FSC International and the FSC side event, please contact Marion Karmann

For any research-related questions, opportunities to engage with FSC Sweden, please contact Henrik Von Stedingk

For media engagement: Faya Davranbekova

For social media: Skirmante Tumosaite

For any other communication-related questions: Ewa Hermanowicz

For local arrangements and FSC booth: Kolbjörn Örjavik