IUFRO News Vol. 39, Issue 3, March 2010
The newsletter reports on the IUFRO Meeting "Global Change and Mediterranean Pines: Alternatives for Management" that took place from 10 to 12 February 2010 in Palencia, Spain. The event offered an excellent platform for international debate on the ecology and silviculture of Mediterranean pines with a focus on climate change, its potential effects and adaptive solutions. In a news release related to the upcoming IUFRO World Congress, the role of urban forests and their capacity to make cities more attractive, promote human health and well-being, sequester carbon, filter pollutants from the air, provide shade, reduce wind and flooding, improve urban microclimates and protect urban drinking water resources, is highlighted. There is also an update on the progress of the GFEP Assessment Report on International Forest Regime as well as information on new publications and future events.