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2006 Calendar of Forest-related Events
January
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
1 Jan - 31 Dec   International Year of Deserts and Desertification (IYDD)

UN General Assembly 58th Session: UNCCD, UNEP, UNDP IFAD

http://www.iydd.org

15-17 Nairobi, Kenya Will 6006: The Trade Union Assembly on Labour and the Environment

UNEP, ILO

http://www.will2006. org/assembly.php

16-27 Geneva, Switzerland United Nations Conference for the Negotiation of a Successor Agreement to the International Tropical Timber Agreement, 1994, 4th part

ITTO, UNCTAD

http://www.unctad. org

18-20 Tromso, Norway

Second Coordination meeting for governments and organizations implementing or funding Biosafety capacity building activities

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

CBD

http://www.biodiv. org

23-27 Granada, Spain

Ad Hoc Open-ended Intersessional Working Group on Article 8(j) and related provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Article 8(j): Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices

CBD

http://www.biodiv. org

30 Jan - 3 Feb Granada, Spain

4th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Access and Benefit-sharing

Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing

CBD

http://www.biodiv. org

February
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
7-9 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Ninth Special session of the Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GCSS-IX/GMEF)

UNEP

http://www.unep.org

13-24 UNHQ, New York 6th Session of the UNFF

UNFF Secretariat / DESA

http://www.un.org/ esa/forests

22-24 Barcelona, Spain Protected Forest Areas in Europe - Analysis and Harmonisation (PROFOR)

COST Action 27, Centre Tecnòlogic Forestal de Catalunya, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Regional Government of Catalunya, Ministry of Environment

Gloria Domínguez, CTFC

Email:
Gloria.Dominguez
@ctfc.es


http://www.efi.fi

March
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
1-2 Toronto, Canada Forest Leadership Conference "The Sustainability Challenge"

ForestLeadership Conference

http://forestleader ship.com

6-10 Nairobi, Kenya GEO-4 2nd Production and Author's meeting

UNEP

http://www.unep. org

13-17 Curitiba, Brazil

3rd meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (COP-MOP 3)

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

CBD

http://www.biodiv. org

20-31 Curitiba, Brazil Eighth Ordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
(COP 8)

CBD

http://www.biodiv. org

22   World Water Day

UNESCO

http://www.world
waterday.org

27 Mar - 1 Apr Maputo, Mozambique 15th Session of the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission

FAO Regional Forestry Commission

http://www.fao.org

April
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
11-12 Geneva, Switzerland International Geneva Conference: Combating Desertification, Hunger and Poverty

UNCCD

http://www.iydd. org

17-21 Dehra Dun, India 21st Session of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

FAO Regional Forestry Commission

http://www.fao.org

22   Earth Day

 

http://www.earth day .net

24-25 Wroclaw, Poland Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe Round Table Meeting

MCPFE

http://www.mcpfe. org

26-27 Cancun, Mexico International tropical forest investment forum: issues and opportunities for investment in natural tropical forests

ITTO, CONAFOR

http://www.itto. or.jp

May
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
1-12

UNHQ
New York, USA

14th Session Of The UN Commission On Sustainable Development (CSD-14)

UN DSD/ DESA

http://www.un.org/

10-12 Bad Blumau, Austria Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries: a workshop to discuss methodological and policy issues

Joanneum research, CIFOR, Union of concerned scientists, Carbo Europe, Global Carbon Project, INSEA

http://www. joanneum
.at

10-14 Istambul, Turkey 8th International Symposium on "Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development"

IUFRO

http://forest-law.com

15-26 Bonn, Germany United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: 1st Sessional Period in 2006

UNFCCC

http://unfccc.int

23-26 Bratislava, Slovakia 33rd Session of European Forestry Commission

FAO Regional Forestry Commission

http://www.fao.org

29 May - 1 Jun Beijing, China Beijing International Conference on Women and Desertification

UNCCD

http://www.iydd.org

June
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
5 Algiers, Algeria

World Environment Day 2006
Global Theme: Deserts and Desertification, Don't Desert Drylands

Celebration of the World Environment Day under the topic Deserts and Desertification

UNEP, UNCCD

http://www.unep. org

5-9 Washington DC, USA Consultations and Global Environmental Facility Council Meeting

GEF

http://www.gefweb. org

5-9 Larnaca, Cyprus 17th Session of the Near East Forestry Commission

FAO Regional Forestry Commission

http://www.fao.org

17   World Day to Combat Desertification UNCCD

http://www.unccd. int

26-30 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 23rd Session of the Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission

FAO Regional Forestry Commission

http://www.fao.org

July
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3-6 Montreal, Canada 26th Meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol

Ozone Secretariat

http://ozone.unep. org

3-8 Lima, Peru 16th Meeting of the Plants Committee

CITES

http://www.cites.org

3-28 UNHQ, Geneva ECOSOC 2006 Substantive Session

ECOSOC

http://www.un.org

24-28 Japan 17th Working Group Meeting of the Montreal Process

Montreal Process

http://www.mpci. org

August
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
24-25 UNHQ, New York UNFF7 Bureau Meeting

UNFF Secretariat

http://www.un.org/ forests

28-29 Rome, Italy CPF Meeting

UNFF Secretariat / FAO

 

28-30 Umea, Sweden 13th Scientific Conference:
Conference on New Challenges in Management of Boreal Forests

International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA)

http://www.sfak. slu.se

29-30 Cape Town, South Africa 3rd GEF Assembly

GEF

http://www.gefweb. org

30 Aug - 1 Sep Rome, Italy UNFCCC - SBSTA Workshop on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation in Developing Countries

International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA)

http://unfccc.int

September
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
5-8 Geneva, Switzerland Workshop on International Environmental Law

UNEP

4-6 Yogyakarta, Indonesia Workshop Forest Governance & Decentralization in Asia & the Pacific

CIFOR - AFP Secretariat

http://www.cifor. cgiar.org

6-8 Yogyakarta, Indonesia 6th Meeting of Asia Forest Partnership

AFP Secretariat

http://www.asia forests.org

6-8 Valsain, Spain FCN Europe Meeting

Ministry of Environement of Spain

10-16 Riverside, USA Forests Under Anthropogenic Pressure - Effects of Air Pollution, Climate Change and Urban Development

IUFRO

http://www.fs.fed.us

11-13 Portland, Oregon Who will Own the Forest? 3 Summit Conference

World Forestry Institute

http://wfi.world forestry.org

18-22 Malabo, Equatorial Guinea 4th Ordinary Session of the Council of MInisters (COMIFAC)

COMIFAC

19-20 Oslo, Norway GEO-4 High-level Consultative Group Meeting

UNEP

26-27 Beijing, China Forest Dialogue Forum of China

Chinese Academy of Forestry

jiangchq@caf.ac. cn

26-29 Bari, Italy Patterns and Processes in Forest Landscapes: Consequences of Human Management

IUFRO

http://www. greenlab.uniba.it

October
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
1-4 Busua, Ghana International Workshop on Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Forest Mitigation Projects and Sub-Saharan Tropical Africa

ITTO / Ghana Forestry Commission

http://www.itto.org .jp

2-6 Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam 13th Scientific Conference
Conference on New Challenges in Management of Boreal Forests

International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA)

http://www.sfak. slu.se

2-6 Umea, Sweden 13th Scientific Conference
Conference on New Challenges in Management of Boreal Forests

International Boreal Forest Research Association (IBFRA)

http://www.sfak. slu.se

3-6 Geneva, Switzerland United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Timber Committee, 63rd Session, 64th session

UNECE

http://www.unece. org

5-6 Santa Cruz, Bolivia 1st Inter-American Meeting of Ministers and High Level Authorities on Sustainable Development

OAS

http://www.oas org

9-10 Warsaw, Poland Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe Expert Level Meeting

MCPFE

http://www.mcpfe. org

9-11 Panama City, Panama EEP Forum "European Union Meets Latin America on Renewable Energy"

CCAD, Finish Presidency for EU

http://www.eep-ca.org

10-13 Charleston, USA Sustainable Forest Management with Fast Growing Plantations

IUFRO, Scion Research

http://www.iufro.org

19-21 Nakuru, Kenya Trends in Forest Ownership, Forest Resources Tenure and Institutional Arrangements in Africa

FAO, Resource Conflict Institute

francesca.romano @fao.org

23-26 Vancouver, Canada 23rd Session of the North American Forestry Commission

FAO Regional Forestry Commission

http://www.fs.fed.us

24-26 Vilnius, Lithuania Workshop on Pan-European Recommendations for Afforestation and Reforestation in the Context of UNFCCC

MCPFE

http://www.mcpfe. org

25-27 Freiburg, Germany Knowledge Management in Forestry

Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg (FVA), Germany WSL, Switzerland; BFW, Austria; LWF, Germany

Dr. Marc Hanewinkel

email:
Marc Hanewinkel
@forst.bwl.de

30 Oct - 3 Nov New Delhi, India 18th Meeting of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol

Ozone cell, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India

http://www.mopindia. com

November
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
6-9 Sdeh, Israel "Deserts and Desertification - Challenges and Opportunities

UNCCD

http://www.desert opportunities.org/ site

6-11 Yokohama, Japan 41st Session of the International Tropical Timber Council

ITTO

http://www.itto.or.jp

6-17 Nairobi, Kenya United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: 12th COP Session 2006 and 2nd Meeting of the Parties to Kyoto Protocol

UNFCCC

http://unfccc.int

7-10 Malargue, Argentina 2nd Congress: Mercosur Forest and Wild Grass Fires

Mercosur

http://www.iawf online.org

21/23 Steynin, England Forestry: A Sectoral Response to Climate Change

Wilton Park Conference

peter.freer-smith@ forestry.gsi.gov.uk

December
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
4-8 Washington DC, USA Consultations and Global Environmental Facility Council Meeting

GEF

http://www.gefweb. org

11-15 UNHQ, New York UNFF Ah-Hoc Expert Group on Non-Legally Binding Instrument

UNFF

http://www.un.org/ forests

17-19 Algiers, Algeria Joint International Conference: "Desertification and the International Policy Imperative"

UNU, UNCCD

http://www.inweh .unu.edu

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