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Joensuu Forestry Networking Week Focuses on Fighting Climate Change: Adapting Forest Policy and Forest Management in Europe

The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2009 welcomes young scientists, professionals and stakeholders in forestry from across Europe to participate in a unique forum with the objective to improve participants’ expertise and knowledge on what could and should be the role of forestry in adapting to and mitigating climate change.

The United Nations Climate Change Conference 2007 in Indonesia adopted the Bali roadmap charting the course for a new negotiation process to be concluded by 2009. The process contributes to the Copenhagen conference 2009 and leads to post 2012 international agreement on climate change.

Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2009 discusses these issues from the viewpoint of forest science and other scientific disciplines, with a special focus on forest policy and forest management. The development of and priorities for actions at the local, national and European level are taken into account, as well as the regional differences in Europe.

The participants will be engaged in discussions, lectures, group work and excursions, and broadening their own expertise and contacts through active participation and networking. The main objective of the Joensuu Forestry Networking Week is to write a Discussion Paper on how Climate Change issues should be considered when formulating forest policy, forest management, forest research and forest extension.

The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week connects and increases the interaction between young and experienced professionals in forestry from different parts of Europe. They represent research, development, education, consultancy, business, industry, as well as policy and decision making. Participants are engaged in different activities including lectures, discussions, group work and excursions. They are expected to broaden their own expertise and contacts through active participation and networking.

This event is organized on 24 - 29 May 2009 in Joensuu, Finland in co-operation with the COST Action: Expected Climate Change and Options for European Silviculture (ECHOES) jointly by the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), the European Forest Institute (EFI) and the University of Joensuu.
Read more about the JFNW 2009.


 



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