6.06.00 - Forest, trees and human health and wellbeing

UNIT NOTICEBOARD

2017-02-27

Landscape & Human Health - Forests, Parks and Green Care

The programme of the International Conference on Landscape & Human Health - Forests, Parks and Green Care; Vienna, Austria; 15-17 May 2017 is now available at: http://www.iufro.org/download/file/26344/3189/vienna17-programme-GreenCare_pdf/

Registration is open 15 February 2017 to 15 April 2017! - Details at http://www.landscapeandhealth.at/

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Coordinator:

Marieve Pouliot, Denmark

Deputies:

Noor Azlin Yahya, Malaysia

Kathryn Bowen, Australia

Christos Gallis, Greece

Yuko Tsunetsugu, Japan

About Unit

The main objective of the Research Group is to increase the knowledge about the contribution that forests, trees and natural places make, and might make, to the health and well-being. The benefit will be a better understanding and improved description and evaluation of processes and pathways linking forests to human health and well-being.

Secondary objectives are:

  1. To identify and record key lessons from national research and initiatives to promote forests and health,
  2. To set out the key health priorities identified within the different countries and the possibility for forestry to contribute to meeting them,
  3. To prepare a state-of-the art report
  4. To join efforts to set up innovative, international research and development projects within this field,
  5. To engage health policy interests in the identification of information gaps in this field,
  6. To develop a network of researchers and research institutions in forestry, health, environment and the social sciences.

State of Knowledge

Under construction