Webinar: Forest Restoration and Global Sustainability

We celebrate the International Day of Forests 2021

With almost 500 million hectares of tropical forests being degraded by now and another 13 million hectares being lost annually, there is a critical need to restore these forests to avoid more future punishment by the Mother Nature. The New York Declaration on Forests set the target to restore 350M hectares of forests by 2030. The Sustainable Development Goals 15 specifically recognizes the need to manage and restore the forests.

This virtual seminar (webinar) is organized to celebrate the International Day of Forests and to provide a forum for sharing research and thoughts about forest restoration and its contribution to climate change mitigation and global sustainability.

Date – Time

21 March 2021, 11:00 – 12:30 (ICT/GMT+0700 Bangkok, Thailand Time)


Webinar online via Zoom, Register at http://bit.ly/3ryO0qI


Opening Remarks by Dr. Eden Y Woon, AIT President

Ms. Ladaporn Khunikakorn, South Pole
Investment in Forest Restoration for Sustainability

Prof. Nophea Sasaki, Asian Institute of Technology
The New York Declaration and Forest Carbon Stocks

Dr. Manjunatha Venkatappa, AIT
Digital Technologies for Forest Restoration Monitoring

Dr. Chea Sam Ang, Secretary of State (Vice Minister), Ministry of Environment, Cambodia
Cambodia’s Government Policies for Tree Planting

Prof. Kaoru Kitajima, Kyoto University
Tropical Forest, REDD+, and Future Direction

Panel Discussions (20 minutes)

Closing Remarks by Prof. Shobhakar Dhakal, SERD Dean

We, at AIT, celebrated the International Day of Forests (IDF) 21 March 2021. The Webinar on Forest Restoration and Global Sustainability was organized by the Natural Resources Management, Department of Development and Sustainability at SERD using AIT's hybrid classroom to celebrate the IDF. The event was attended by 153 participants from around the world along with AIT President, SERD Dean, and five prominent speakers.
Prof.Nophea Sasaki
Chair, IDF

Organizing Committee