IUFRO-JAPAN NEWS NO. 131
The topic featured in IUFRO-J NEWS Issue No. 131 is, indeed, the IUFRO World Day! Two related articles on the Event, frankly reporting the authors' impressions of participation appear together, with a short report on tree planting in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Party 8.01.02. Additionally, a remote participation report on IUFRO meeting "Biological invasions in forests: trade, ecology and management" introduces us to not only the topics in the meeting but also the merit of hybrid in-person and online conference.
The IUFRO-Japan (IUFRO-J) Committee, http://www.ffpri.affrc.go.jp/labs/iufroj/index_Eng.html is an organization launched in 1970 to promote global and domestic partnerships in forest-related research; it cooperates with IUFRO Headquarters.
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2022 Call for Nominations to the ISC Fellowship
Submit your nominations for the next intake of 60 Fellows by 7 October.
On 9 June 2022 the International Science Council announced the creation of the ISC Fellowship and the appointment of 66 Foundation Fellows. ISC Fellows are eminent scientists, engineers and thought leaders from across the spectrum of science and society. The Fellowship is the highest honour that can be conferred on an individual by the International Science Council and recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of science as a global public good.
From this year (2022) onwards, an annual call for nominations to the Fellowship from ISC Members and other partners will be made, with a view to increasing the ISC Fellowship to around 600 active Fellows.
Details and Nomination Form: https://council.science/current/blog/2022-fellowship/
A Decade of REDD+: Stakeholder Perceptions of its Implementation
Back-to-back with the GFEP report "Forest, Climate, Biodiversity and People: Assessing a Decade of REDD+", stakeholder consultations were carried out in Asia and Latin America.
These consultations helped to identify a number of factors that, from the point of view of the stakeholders, need to be improved in future REDD+ activities. The present publication synthesises the responses and comments from the nearly 200 stakeholders interviewed that provided their opinion on REDD+ implementation on the ground. Their opinions refer to:
- Major social factors to be addressed
- Major economic factors to be addressed
- Major environmental factors to be addressed
- Major governance factors to be addressed
- How could GFEP’s report on REDD+ contribute to policymaking
- How would stakeholders use GFEP’s report on REDD+
Despite the intrinsic differences between both regions, the factors that need to be improved (according to the stakeholders interviewed), are similar.
Call for Submissions - Climate solutions by the forest sector: Opportunities, challenges, and responses
Submissions are invited for a Special Issue of Forest Policy and Economics.
It is urgently needed to explore practical solutions to problems encountered in carbon accounting, potential assessment, economic analysis, and policy evaluation, as the global community undertakes forest sector actions, including REDD+. It is imperative to establish a more coherent understanding of and formulate more appropriate approaches to addressing these problems by deploying advanced tools in an integrated manner. This Special Issue is expected not just to identify the major policy and technical issues and put them in the appropriate contexts, but also to build proper perspectives and frameworks in tackling them and generating important theoretical and empirical insights.
Faculty Position in Forest Restoration and Forest Vegetation // 30 November 2022
The School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University currently has an opening in the "Forest Restoration and Forest Vegetation" area. Position Type: Full-time Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor, starting date 1 August 2023. Please mail the required documents in hard copy to the School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University. The documents must be received before 1 December 2022. For more information (including qualifications, required documents and mail address) visit the website below.
Organization: School of Forestry and Resource Conservation, National Taiwan University
Closing date: 30 November 2022
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FAO–GLF Digital Forum: Transforming agrifood systems with forests
Agriculture and forestry can provide crucial tools to solve the global hunger crisis, restore healthy landscapes and support sustainable development. On 29 September 2022, FAO–GLF Digital Forum will showcase and promote best practices to enhance synergies, including agroforestry and the restoration of agrosilvopastoral lands, as well as the adoption of innovative approaches and the latest technologies, platforms, data and tools that support integrated landscape planning and informed decision-making.
Date: 29 September 2022
Organizers: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)
Graduate Certificate in Forest Management and Conservation (GCFMC) // 15 November 2022
The GCFMC is a graduate level certificate that can be completed online in 2 years or less. Students, from all over the world, with a desire to leverage new technology and use science-based practices, will learn the tools to sustainably manage forests in the rapidly changing social and political environment. The program is ideal for working professionals looking to advance their careers. In 2 years or less, students will be able to: - Manage forest resources and develop adaptation strategies that integrate sustainable principles and technologies at local, regional and global levels; - Understand the political, governance, legal, administrative and business contexts; - Engage with communities and other partners in developing and implementing forest management practices.
Institution: Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia (UBC)
Courses and timeline: https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/certificate/forest-management-conservation/courses-and-timeline/
Closing date: 15 November 2022 for WT2 (January) intake of the next calendar year
Three Minutes Thesis Virtual Competition for graduate students in biodiversity, forest management and biomaterials
The Asia-Pacific Young Scientists Association (AYSA) holds the Three Minutes Thesis (3MT) virtual competition. This activity is open to all levels of university students in the Asia-Pacific region. Forestry students, especially graduate students, are welcome to register and discuss topics of interest to you related to forestry resources, biomass materials and energy, and biodiversity. AYSA aims to provide a broader international platform to promote mutual learning among students of diverse backgrounds.
Institution: Executive Office of the Asia Pacific Forestry Education Coordination Mechanism, Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia (UBC)
Closing date: 30 September 2022 (GMT-7)
Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship
Bioversity International established the Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo Fellowship for research on conservation and use of forest genetic resources in sub-Saharan Africa to honour the memory and celebrate the work of Dr Abdou-Salam Ouédraogo. The Fellowship is awarded annually to a scientist from a university or national research institute in sub-Saharan Africa, with support from the CGIAR Research Program for Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. For more information, please visit: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/about-us/opportunities/fellowships/abdou-salam-ouedraogo-fellowship/.
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