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2008 Calendar of Forest-related Events
January
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
16 - 19 Graz, Austria Central European Biomass Conference 2008

Austrian Biomass Association

www.biomassaver band.at

22-24 Beijing, China International Conference on Combating Desertification State Forestry Administration of the People's Republic of China (SFA) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) www.un.org/esa/ sustdev
28 - 30 Geneva, Switzerland Australian - Swiss Region-Led Initiative (RLI) on regional processes in support of the UN Forum on Forests

Meeting Report || Presentations
Agenda || Announcement || Concept Note || Thematic Outline
Background Paper:
English | French | Spanish

Australian Government, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, & Swiss Government, Federal Office for the Environment

February
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
17 - 21 Hobart, Tasmania, Australia "Old Forests, New Management" - Conservation and use of old-growth forests in the 21st century

CRC for Forestry, Forestry Tasmania and IUFRO

www.oldforests. com.au

18 - 21 Khartoum, Sudan Near East Forestry Commission - 18th Session

FAO

www.fao.org

18 - 22 Khartoum, Sudan African Forestry and Wildlife Commission - 16th Session

FAO

www.fao.org

18 - 22 Rome, Italy Thirteenth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA 13)

CBD Secretariat

www.cbd.int

March
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
20 - 21 Casablanca, Morocco Forests, Bioenergy and Climate Change

IUFRO and Sylva-World for Development and the Protection of Forests and the Environment

www.geocities.com
/sylva.monde/

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April
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
8 - 11 Durban, South Africa Workshop on Forest Governance and Decentralization in Africa, a South African-Swiss Country-Led Initiative (CLI) in Support of the UN Forum on Forests

Meeting website || Flyer || Announcement
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Republic of South Africa and Federal Office for the Environment, Swiss Confederation Mr Motsamai Nkosi
Deputy Director, Bilateral and Forestry Relations
Tel: +2712 3367433 Fax: +2712 3367375 Nkosim@dwaf.gov.za

Mr Renny Madula
Deputy Director, Forestry Policy and Strategy
Tel: + 2712 3367383 Fax: +2712 3366663 madular@dwaf.gov.za
21 - 26 Hanoi, Viet Nam Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission - 22nd Session

FAO

www.fao.org/forestry

21 - 26 Hanoi, Viet Nam Asia-Pacific Forestry Week : Forestry in a Changing World

FAO

www.fao.org/forestry

30 - 2 May Yokohama, Japan International Expert Meeting on Addressing Climate Change Through Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests

ITTO

www.itto.or.jp

May
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
1 - 2 Yokohama, Japan International Expert Meeting on Addressing Climate Change Through Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests

ITTO

www.itto.or.jp

7 - 8 Oslo, Norway MCPFE (Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) Expert Level Meeting MCPFE Liaison Unit Oslo www.mcpfe.org
5 - 16

UNHQ
New York, USA

16th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development

UN DESA/ DSD

www.un.org/esa sustdev/

19 - 30

Bonn, Germany

Ninth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 9)

CBD Secretariat

www.cbd.int

27 Bonn, Germany High-level Policy Dialogue on Coping with Today's Global Challenges in the Context of the UNCCD Strategy UNCCD Secretariat www.unccd.int

June
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3 - 5 FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy High-Level Conference on World Food Security: the Challenges of Climate Change and Bioenergy FAO www.fao.org
3 - 6 Koli, North Karelia, Finland

Wood Energy Solutions 2008

Wood Energy Net (Wenet), European Regional Development Fund and Regional Council of North Karelia

www.wenet.fi

4 - 13 Bonn, Germany 28th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) and the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) of the UNFCCC UNFCCC Secretariat unfccc.int
9 - 12 San Juan, Puerto Rico North American Forest Commission - 24th Session

FAO

www.fao.org/forestry

25 - 27 Tokyo, Japan Workshop on Methodological Issues relating to Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries UNFCCC Secretariat unfccc.int

July
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
15 - 17 Accra, Ghana FAO/ITTO Regional Workshop on Improving Forest Law Compliance and Governance in Tropical West Africa

FAO & ITTO

www.itto.or.jp

August
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
5 - 8 Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada IUFRO Conference on Biodiversity in Forest Ecosystems and Landscapes IUFRO www.tru.ca/iufro.html
25 - 28 Umeň, Sweden Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate with Emphasis on Forest Health: A Review of Science, Policies, and Practices

FAO, IUFRO and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

www.forest adaptation2008.net

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September
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3 - 5 Koli, Joensuu, Finland Forests in the Changing Environment: Pan-European workshop as a regional contribution to the United Nations Forum on Forest (UNFF) Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland www.mmm.fi/
forests/koli2008
7 - 12 Murten, Switzerland 23rd IUFRO Conference for Specialists in Air Pollution: Effects on Forest Ecosystems Air Pollution and Climate Change at Contrasting Altitude and Latitude

IUFRO

http://www.wsl.ch/ iufro_ch_2008

8 - 12 Paramaribo, Suriname International Dialogue on Financing Sustainable Forest Management; a Country-Led Initiative (CLI) in Support of the United Nations Forum on Forests

Meeting website
Governments of Suriname, The Netherlands and the United States Mr. Henry Mac Donald, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Suriname to the UN; Fax: 212 980-7029,
suriname@un.int
16 - 18 Chengdu, China International Conference: Landscape Ecology and Forest Management: Challenges and Solutions

IUFRO, International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE) and Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF)

research.eeescience
.utoledo.edu

17 - 19 Toledo, Spain Forest Fires 2008: International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring and Management of Forest Fires Wessex Institute of Technology, UK, and University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain www.wessex.ac.uk
18 - 20 Orvieto, Italy European Forest Institute Annual Conference: Focus on the Adaption of Forest Landscape to Environmental Changes European Forest Institute www.efi.int
29 - 3 Oct Quito, Ecuador Latin American and Caribbean Forestry Commission - 25th Session

FAO

www.fao.org/forestry

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October
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
5 - 9 Bali, Indonesia International Scientific Conference on Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change Collaborative Research Center STORMA (Stability of Tropical Rainforest Margins in Indonesia) www.globalchange-2008.org/
5 - 14 Barcelona, Spain The World Conservation Forum IUCN cms.iucn.org
13 - 16 Accra Ghana International Conference on Traditional Forest-related Knowledge and Sustainable Forest Management in Africa IUFRO, The Forestry Commission, CSIR, and University of Ghana www.iufro.org
13 - 17 Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, Korea International Conference "Advances in Forest Management and Inventory" IUFRO, Kangwon National University, and Korea Forest Research Institute iufro.kangwon.ac.kr
20 - 24 Rome, Italy 34th Session European Forestry Commission

FAO

www.fao.org/forestry/

20 - 24 Rome, Italy European Forest Week

FAO, UNECE, MCPFE and EC

www.fao.org/forestry/

30 - 31 Barcelona, Spain International Conference on Water and Forests: A Convenient Truth? European Forest Institute Mediterranean, Centre de Recerca Ecol˛gica i Aplicacions Forestals (CREAF), Fundaciˇ Territori i Paisatge (FTiP), Centre Tecnol˛gic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), IUFRO, FAO Forestry Department, MCPFE and University of Barcelona www.efi.int

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November
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
3 - 5 Budapest, Hungary

Russian Speaking Workshop on the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

FAO Forestry Department

www.fao.org

3 - 7 Stellenbosch, South Africa

Sustainable Forest Management in Africa - African Solutions to African Problems

Stellenbosch University, Copperbelt University, Eduardo Mondlane University, the Research Institute in Tropical Ecology of the National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research (Gabon), the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and the International Union of Forest Research Organisations (IUFRO)

www.academic.sun.ac.za

3 - 8 Yokohama, Japan

44th Session of the International Tropical Timber Council

ITTO

www.itto.or.jp

4 - 6 Solsona (Lleida , Spain)

VI Forum on Forest Policy: Forests and Society in a Global Change Framework: Challenges and Opportunities

Centre Tecnol˛gic Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC); Government of Spain; and Generalitat de Catalunya, Department de Medi Ambient i Habitatge

www.ctfc.es

4 - 7 Foz do Iguašu, State of Parana, Brazil

GEO Forest Monitoring Symposium

National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil and Group on Earth Observations (GEO)

www.dpi.inpe.br

6 - 8 Nancy, France

The European Forest-Based Sector : Bio-Responses to Address New Climate and Energy Challenges?l

French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries

www.gip-ecofor.org

8 Kathmandu, Nepal

International Workshop on Strengthening Network/Federation of Community Forestry in Asia

Federation of Community Forestry Users, Nepal (FECOFUN)

www.forestrynepal.org

10 - 14 UNOV, Vienna, Austria UNFF Ad-Hoc Expert Group to develop proposals for the development of a voluntary global financial mechanism/portfolio approach/forest financing framework UNFF Secretariat www.un.org/esa/
forests
12 - 13 Geneva, Switzerland

Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE) Expert Level Meeting

MCPFE Liaison Unit Oslo

www.mcpfe.org

12 - 14 Baguio, Philippines

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD): Impacts on Indigenous and Local Communities

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat, Tebtebba Foundation and United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)

www.cbd.int

17 - 20 Bangkok, Thailand

Tropical Forestry Change in a Changing World

Kasetsart University

www.forest.ku.ac.th

17 - 20 Seattle,USA

Forest Sector Modeling: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges in an Expanding Global Marketplace

Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR) and Oregon State University

www.cof.orst.edu

17 - 21 London, United Kingdom

First meeting of the Second Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on biodiversity and climate change

Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat

www.cbd.int

24 - 26 Freiburg, Germany

Figures for Forests: Accountancy Networks and Data Collection Technologies as Tools for Monitoring, Explaining and Supporting Economic Forest Development and Forest Owners' Behaviour

Forest Research Institute Baden-WŘrttemberg (FVA), Germany and IUFRO

www.iufro.org

25 Brussels, Belgium

From forest management to wood products and paper: The unique link against climate change

European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), Confederation of European Forest Owners (CEPF), and Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI)

www.forest-climate-event.org

26 - 28 Nadi, Fiji Islands

Workshop on the Global Forest Resources Assessement 2010 in the Pacific

FAO Forestry Department

www.fao.org

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December
Date Place Title Organizer Contact
1 - 5 Castries, Saint Lucia

Workshop on the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 in the Caribbean

FAO Forestry Department

www.fao.org

1 - 12 Poznan, Poland

UN Climate Change Conference (COP 14, CMP 4 and sessions of the Subsidiary Bodies)

UNFCCC Secretariat

http://unfccc.int/

6 Poznan, Poland

Forest Day 2, a UNFCCC COP 14 Parallel Event: Shaping the Global Agenda for Forests and Climate Change

CIFOR, the Government of Poland & the Polish State Forests NFH, CIFOR, CBD Secretariat, FAO, GEF, ICRAF, ITTO, IUCN, IUFRO Secretariat, UNCCD Secretariat, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC Secretariat, UNFF Secretariat, World Bank

www.cifor.cgiar.org

8 - 10 Haikou, Hainan, China

International Workshop on Promotion of Rubberwood Processing Technology in the Asia-Pacific Region

Research Institute of Wood Industry, the Chinese Academy of Forestry (CRIWI), the Hainan Wood Industry Co. Ltd. (GBHSF), and Yunnan Natural latex Co

www.paneltech.cn

10 - 12 Bamako, Mali

Francophone Africa Workshop on the Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010

FAO Forestry Department

www.fao.org

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