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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
This issue reports on the Asia and the Pacific Forest Products Workshop on "Green Technologies and Products for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation" that was held Sri Lanka, with the aim to provide a forum for linking various agencies and institutions dealing with climate change issues in forest products processing and utilization. It also describes the activities of IUFRO at the UNFCCC COP15 in Copenhagen, particularly Forest Day 3, where IUFRO acted as a co-host. Furthermore, the first meeting of the newly established IUFRO-led Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime took place in Vienna, Austria. New features on the IUFRO website, information on publications, position announcements and awards as well as upcoming meetings round off the newsletter.
To be published at IUFRO 2014 World Congress: Comprehensive study of conditions assisting sustainable forest development emphasizes need for more holistic approaches.
A recent study indicates that mixed species growth predictions can be made easier by considering changes over space and time in species interactions.
2013 was a remarkable year for IUFRO. Read all about activities and achievements of IUFRO Divisions, Task Forces, Programmes, Projects and Initiatives, and our work at the science/policy interface.
At a session on Sustainable Biomass for Energy and Industrial Raw Materials at the IUFRO World Congress scientists will discuss current issues in biomass development with a strong focus on forests.
Read reports about such diverse topics as genetic conservation of teak resources, management of landscape change, ozone and plants, green cities, or linking gender and adaptation to climate change.