The Second Asia-Pacific Forestry Week will be organised 7th to 11th November in Beijing, China. The event is expected to bring together 1500-2000 participants from governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), research institutions, regional and international networks, UN agencies and the private sector.
At the COP 23 very little of substance on forests was discussed at the main negotiations. The task of implementing the Paris Accord become an administrative debate on the REDD instrument. The issue was whether a special institutional arrangement was needed within the convention or not. No consensus was established.