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IUFRO The Advocate for Forest Science.
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The first issue of 2009 informs about the cross-cutting session on “Adaptation of forests to climate change – Bridging the gap between knowledge and action” that IUFRO organized together with CIFOR, ICRAF and the World Bank at Forest Day 2 in the course of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland. There are also reports about a forestry extension symposium in Canada and a conference on 5-needle pine research in Korea. The upcoming IUFRO-SPDC Training Workshop on Working Effectively at the Interface of Forest Science and Forest Policy in India and the forest-related sessions at the international congress on "Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges and Decisions" in Denmark are also highlighted, amongst other things.
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...