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IUFRO News Vol. 46, Double Issue 2/3, March 2017

"Forests and Energy" is the 2017 theme of the International Day of Forests on 21 March! IUFRO Division 5 - Forest Products will address this and related themes in a major conference this June.

Sustainable aviation biofuel (Biojet) is one example of a "Forests and Energy" technical session in the upcoming IUFRO All-Division 5 conference on "Forest Sector Innovations for a Greener Future" to be held in Vancouver, Canada, 12-16 June, 2017.

22 March is World Water Day! Forests and forested landscapes are essential for various water-related ecosystem services. IUFRO has initiated a global scientific assessment on "forests and water" in the framework of the CPF's Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative led and coordinated by IUFRO. As a first step in the assessment, a Scoping Meeting was held on 16-17 March 2017 in Rome, Italy, kindly hosted by FAO.

Read a report from the scientific conference on "Forest-Related Policy and Governance: Analysis in the Environmental Social Sciences" held in Bogor, Indonesia on 4-7 October 2016. The conference was convened and organized by Dr. Lukas Giessen (Dept. of Forest Policy, Göttingen University/Germany), Dr. Dodik Nurrochmat and Mrs. Eny Widiya Astuti (both Directorate of Strategic Studies and Agriculture Policy, IPB Agricultural University Bogor/Indonesia).

A series of announcements including information about the Scientist Assistance Programme for the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress rounds off this issue of IUFRO News.

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