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"Embracing Complexity: Meeting the Challenges of International Forest Governance"
A new study assessing international efforts to improve forest governance was issued together with a policy brief on 24 January 2011 by the Global Forest Expert Panel on International Forest Regime. It suggests among other things that global efforts have too often ignored local needs and failed to address the fact that deforestation is usually caused by economic pressures from outside the forests. The detailed results of the work of the expert panel, which was constituted under the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and coordinated by IUFRO, will be presented to the Ninth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on 31 January 2011 as part of the launch of the International Year of Forests.
Report and policy brief available at:
Press release available at:
This issue highlights recent IUFRO meetings on uneven-aged forestry, five-needle pines, poplars, forest utilization and ergonomics, tree breeding, ecological economics, among other things.
IUFRO Occasional Paper 27 presents the first of 3 case studies on potentials of biochar for climate change mitigation. Studies from Turkey and South Korea will follow.
In a special issue of IUFRO News the names of the recipients of IUFRO's prestigious scientific awards to be presented during the IUFRO 2014 Congress are released.
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.