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WASHINGTON D.C. (June 12, 2023) Join World Resources Institute’s Global Forest Watch team on June 21, 2023 for a preview of their analysis on the state of the world’s forests and how much tree cover was lost in 2022. WRI’s embargoed press call will be at 8:00AM EDT / 14:00 CEST / 7:00PM WIB and feature many of WRI’s forest experts.

The speakers will cover the latest on the world’s tropical forests data and analyze whether the world is on track to meet commitments to end deforestation. Experts will also discuss how the latest tree cover loss affects people, biodiversity and climate around the world, and make the scientific and economic case for protecting forests.

Both the WRI analysis and the satellite-based data from the University of Maryland are strictly embargoed for June 27 at 2:01 AM EDT / 8:01 CEST / 1:01 PM WIB. By registering for this press call, you agree to respect the embargo date and time.

To receive a Dropbox folder of embargoed data and graphics, email Alison Cinnamond or Kaitlyn Thayer.

The University of Maryland’s tree cover loss data will launch on the Global Forest Watch platform, and in-depth analysis and expert insights on the state of the world’s forests will be released on the Global Forest Review on June 27.

This press call will be hosted in English, with live interpretation into French, Spanish and Portuguese.

Embargoed Press Call to preview 2022 Global Tree Cover Loss Data

Wednesday, June 21 at 8:00AM EDT / 14:00 CEST / 7:00PM WIB


  • Elizabeth Goldman, Senior Research Manager, Global Forest Watch, WRI
  • Mikaela Weisse, Director, Global Forest Watch, WRI
  • Rod Taylor, Global Director, Forests, WRI
  • Sarah Carter, Research Associate, Global Forest Watch, WRI
  • Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Forests, WRI
  • Teodyl Nkuintchua, Congo Basin Strategy and Engagement Leader, WRI Africa
  • Jefferson Ferreira-Ferreira, Data Science Coordinator, WRI Brasil

Moderator: Alison Cinnamond, Media Director, WRI

To RSVP, please register here.

For any questions or to request embargoed 2022 content, please reach out to Kaitlyn Thayer [] and Alison Cinnamond [].