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Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024

An intensive one-day networking event featuring forward-looking keynotes, high-impact pitches of innovative solutions, and networking opportunities awaits you. The Bioeconomy Innovation Day 2024 will be held on 5 June 2024 in Lemgo, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

The event will bring together forest innovators and leaders from industry, government, research, and other critical stakeholders in the forest bioeconomy. Register for the event today and stay tuned for more updates.

Organizers:  European Forest Institute – Bioregions Facility, Landesbetrieb Wald und Holz NRW, OWL University of Applied Sciences and Arts (TH OWL), Smart Wood Center OWL, and CO2Bau
Date:  5 June 2024
Location:  Lemgo, Germany



Agroforestry Innovation and Climate Entrepreneurship Summit

The Agroforestry Innovation and Climate Entrepreneurship (AFICE) Summit serves as a premium platform for individuals passionate about agroforestry and climate entrepreneurship. This event will bring together extraordinary minds and luminaries within the field to engage in thought-provoking discourse and valuable networking opportunities. This cutting-edge Summit fosters knowledge exchange, innovation, and collaboration among attendees, inspiring them to push the boundaries of agroforestry and climate entrepreneurship—a transformative pathway in sustainable agricultural and forestry practices.

The event encapsulates visionary keynotes, enlightening panel discussions and insightful case studies focused on bolstering holistic development within this agroforestry and climate spaces. With its avant-garde approach, the Agroforestry Innovation and Climate Entrepreneurship (AFICE) Summit attracts forward-thinking professionals and enthusiasts alike. Gaining tremendous traction locally and internationally, this Summit intends to create ripples of actionable change, inviting self-styled custodians of the earth's future to devise and discuss sustainable solutions to ecological and social challenges. Attendees will, undoubtedly, come away motivated to revolutionize agricultural and forestry systems and make significant strides towards combating climate change. Unleashing avenues for growth and exchange of groundbreaking ideas, this Summit is a magnet for proactive minds intrigued by the vast possibilities agroforestry and climate entrepreneurship present.

Date:  3-5 October 2024
Location:  Harare, Zimbabwe
Organizers:  Forestry & Citrus Research (FACIR)

Registration:  will close on 13 September 2024


International Conference on Biodiversity, Agroforestry and Non-wood Forest Products and Sustainable Livelihoods (ICBANS-2024)

You are invited to present your valuable research contributions at the ICBANS 2024, organized by V Sivaram Research Foundation, Bangalore in Collaboration with Indian Society of Agroforestry, ICAR-CAFRI, Jhansi, India; Society for Conservation and Resource Development of Medicinal Plants, New Delhi, India, and Sabah Biodiversity Centre, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia. The scheduled Conference provides an opportunity for researchers, academics, Ecologists, Policy Makers, Forest Experts, Conservation Biologists, students and scientists to come together, review their research findings, Present status of biological diversity on the planet earth, exchange ideas and discuss emerging trends in the field of Biodiversity and natural resources for sustainable livelihoods and Environmental Sustainability.

Important  Dates
Abstract Submission:   June 30, 2024   
Early Bird Registration:  July 31, 2024
Registration till:  September 30, 2024

Date:  18-19 October 2024
Location:  Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia



8th Mediterranean Forest Week

Save the date for the next edition of the Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW), focusing on the restoration of forest ecosystems in the Mediterranean region. The MFW serves as a platform for cooperation among researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders, fostering dialogue on the challenges faced by Mediterranean forests.

Despite the continuous increase in forest cover over the past decades, mainly due to land use changes, the region faces challenges, including 80 million hectares of degraded land and 400,000 hectares burnt every year by wildfires. Climate change threatens 16% of animal and plant species in Mediterranean forests, while the severity and length of droughts shrinks the distribution ranges of the most important tree species in the Mediterranean. The 8th MFW will delve into solutions and initiatives for the restoration and sustainable management of these ecosystems.

MFW is one of the highlights of the Mediterranean forest calendar, offering the opportunity for networking, brainstorming and solution sharing on the most crucial issues for Mediterranean forests. MFW brings the Mediterranean forest community together for a deep dive into what is happening today and for the future in Mediterranean forests.

Date:  4-8 November 2024
Location:  Barcelona, Spain
Organizers:  The Secretariat of the FAO Committee of Mediterranean Forestry Questions – Silva Mediterranea, The European Forest Institute Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED)

Contact:  Silva-Mediterranea(at), efimed(at)


Forestry Speed Dating: Unlocking forest carbon markets - Event 5

Forestry Speed Dating (FSD) puts innovators in contact with potential partners and end-users to speed up innovation and create new partnerships to upscale solutions focused on forest carbon monetisation. In this event, meet CollectiveCrunch, an AI-driven company that monitors forests, focusing on carbon change tracking for sustainable forestry; Grupo Sylvestris, specialised in innovative projects dedicated to CO2 capture; and Land Life, a tech-driven reforestation company, planting trees at scale and helping businesses combat climate change while they offset carbon emissions.

Date:  1 February 2024, 10:00 - 11:30 CET
Location:  online
Organizers:  European Forest Institute - Bioregions Facility



4th European i-Tree Conference & Urban ReLeaf Conference

Join the 4th European i-Tree Conference and Urban ReLeaf Conference, in the beautiful city of Dundee, Scotland. The theme this year is 'Turning data into action, in and around the urban forest'. The 2024 i-Tree and Urban ReLeaf conferences will provide a great opportunity to connect with experts and practitioners from a wide range of disciplines: municipalities, citizen associations, civil society organisations, businesses, authoritative data agencies, urban planners, architects, and more.


International Forest Business Conference (IFBC): New Forest Business Frontiers

A greater demand for energy, volatility in the fossil fuel markets, climate change and increasing material resource scarcity are considered as the most significant sustainability megaforces shaping global economy, and forestry and wood industry markets over next 15 years. Together with unstable consumer demand, uncertain policies and indifference among regulators, forest and other sectors have never experienced such significant barriers to advancing sustainability and profitability. The two-day International Forest Business Conference (IFBC) focuses on megatrends that shape responsible forest and wood industry investments for climate action. The conference aims to bring together leading forest management organizations (TIMOs), investors interested in forest assets and carbon offsets (e.g., net-zero companies, public and corporate pension funds, wealth managers and private banks, sovereign wealth funds, foundations and endowments), sustainable wood industry representatives, forestry-related software companies in order to exchange and share experiences and ideas about challenges and opportunities for forest sector as a natural climate solution. The IFBC also highlights the transformation of global businesses towards a low-carbon bioeconomy, discuss tensions between sustainability and cost competitiveness, and call attention to new green innovations. Several IUFRO officeholders are speakers at the conference.

Date:  20-21 May 2024
Location:  Sopot, Poland
Organizers:  Forest Business Analytics (FBA)

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Centennial Celebration and Congress of the International Union of Soil Sciences - "100 years of soil science - past achievements and future challenges"

The custodian of soil science will celebrate its centennial contribute to the nature and human wellbeing in 2024. The event will also empower the linkages with different disciplines, policy makers, stakeholders, institutions, and associations to effectively address civil society needs within agriculture, forestry, environment, urban planning, energy, education, and other societal issues.

The celebration will occur on May 19th and will be followed by two intense days of congress, with plenary and parallel scientific sessions. Both soil scientists and specialists from other disciplines will participate to each session, focusing on past achievements and future challenges.

The congress will be followed by technical/scientific excursions that will range from short local to long trips, spanning from Alps to Sicily. A pre-congress visit to Villa Lubin in Rome, the historical place where the IUSS was founded, is scheduled on May 18th.

Date:  19-21 May 2024
Location:  Florence, Italy
Organizers:  The International Union of Soil Sciences; The Italian Society of Soil Science

Session proposals can be submitted until 30 June 2023
Contact:  Filiberto Altobelli, segretario(at)