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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
International workshop of Major Groups-led Initiative in support of UNFF
13-17 June, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
As part of their efforts to contribute to sustainable forest management discussions under the auspices of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), Major Groups participating in the UNFF process are organizing an international workshop at Rio+20 on the theme: Forests and Economic Development: Positioning Forests to Contribute to Green Economy. IUFRO as a partner organization will contribute 3 scientific "Discussion Papers".
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"Forests: the Heart of a Green Economy"
Monday, 18 June from 09:00 – 17:30hrs
Ribalta Conference Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The purpose of this event is to highlight the role of forests and forest industries in building the green economy and fostering rural development at the resource base – the two key themes of Rio+20. The main themes of discussion are:
The Role of the Forest Sector in Emerging Bio-Economy
Forest Certification: A Paradigm Shift in Green Economy
Contributions of Forest Industry in Rural Development
IUFRO will be represented by Ben Cashore, Coordinator of the IUFRO Task Force International Forest Governance, who will be a panellist.
For further information on programme, speakers, venue and registration, please visit event website: http://www.fao.org/forestry/trade/76571/en/.
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