World Series Vol. 27 - Asia and the Pacific Forest Products Workshop - Green Technology for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Asia and the Pacific Forest Products Workshop
Green Technology for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
Climate change is a global problem, with global causes and effects. Climate change affects the basic elements of life for people around the world - access to water, food production, health, and the environment. Hundreds of millions of people will potentially suffer from hunger, water shortages, and more frequent severe natural disaster such as droughts, typhoons and floods, as the climate changes. Addressing climate change and dealing with the impacts requires urgent efforts by all.
The main objective of the workshop was to provide a forum for linking various international, regional and national agencies and institutions dealing with climate change issues in forest products processing and utilization, and to share strategies, experiences and knowledge, related to green forest products technology. This workshop provided the much needed opportunities for individuals and their associated agencies, organizations and networks to build collaborative linkages and better align programmes to capture synergies. Various organizations, including IUFRO, were able to take this opportunity to assess capacity-building needs in terms of research and extension related to green forest products research, development and utilization in the Asia-Pacific region.
Editor: Sim Heok-Choh
Extended Abstracts: From the workshop held in Colombo, Sri Lanka 14-16 December 2009
Jointly Organized by: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Forest Department Sri Lanka, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Korea Forest Research Institute (KFRI), Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI)
IUFRO, Kuala Lumpur, 2010
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