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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.
An evidence-based report, 'Benefits of Urban Parks: A systematic review', offers a comprehensive and critical assessment that evaluates the evidence supporting a series of park benefits.
The World Teak Conference in Bangkok, the Morioka 2013 symposium on the role of the forest sector in a green economy, and IUFRO's activities at UNFF10 in Turkey are among the highlights of this issue.
The UN General Assembly has designated 21 March as the International Day of Forests. IUFRO celebrated the 1st IDF with the opening of its new offices in the building of the Austrian Ministry of Life.
Persons involved in peatland management can benefit from a new book entitled Peatland Ecology and Forestry – a Sound Approach that gathers an impressive array of research from various countries.
The official announcement of the XXIV IUFRO World Congress in October 2014 in Salt Lake City has just been published – think about making plans to attend! And celebrate the Int'l Day of Forests on 21...