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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
The use and conservation of forests and trees around the globe is governed by a multitude of international agreements and instruments, ranging from the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests to the forest-related provisions of the World Trade Agreement. In December 2009, the members of the newly established IUFRO-led Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime held their first meeting in Vienna to agree on the content and process of the first global scientific assessment of this international forest regime.
The Panel which unites leading experts in the fields of political science, environmental governance and international law will provide its assessment in early 2011, just in time for the International Year of Forests. In an interview conducted on the occasion of the Expert Panel meeting in Vienna, Panel Chair Jeremy Rayner said: “The Panel will make some concrete proposals for a better coordination and better outcomes on the ground of international forest governance”:
Visit the IUFRO blog to watch the interview with Jeremy Rayner.
Find out more about the IUFRO-led Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative and the Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime.
A workshop on "Lidar Applications in Forest Inventory and Related Statistical Issues" in Italy looked into the use of space-borne or air-borne lidar data for the estimation of forest attributes.
The 2013 FORSYS Conference in Sweden discussed the state-of-the art on the development and use of decision support systems that enhance forest management planning and forest policy analysis.
IFSA and IUFRO are cooperating even closer: the two organizations are offering a 40-hour position, divided equally between IFSA and IUFRO.
The World Teak Conference 2013 "Sharing our Planet: Teak Model Development towards the Improvement of Mankind” in Thailand examined the multiple aspects of teak cultivation and management.
Participants at the symposium "MORIOKA 2013: Global Forest Products Marketing and Forest Certification in a Green Economy" discussed strategies and challenges of the forest sector in a green economy.