The year 2020 marks 20 years since TFD’s founding and we decided to take the opportunity to gather together leaders in the forest sector to reflect on the impact of TFD through the years, mark significant outcomes, and envision the role of dialogue for people and forests in the future. Additionally, the event launched three new TFD Publications: The TFD Book, If Trees Could Talk: 20 Years of The Forests Dialogue; The Forest Dialogue Guide and The Land Use Dialogue Guide. We were joined by over 130 people who learned about TFD’s roots, development, current focus and future from those that founded TFD, some that drove key initiatives and several that currently serve on TFDs Steering Committee. Speakers included Scott Wallinger, Nigel Sizer, Tim Gregoire, Lars Laestadius, Steven Bass, Marcus Colchester, James Griffiths, Minnie Degawan, Peter Kanowski, Milagre Nuvunga, Chris Buss, Ivone Namikawa, Sarah Price, Miriam Prochnov, Francisco Rodgriguez, and Fernanda Rodrigues.
You can read more about the vision for the 20th Anniversary and watch the video recording of the event.