IUFRO News Vol. 48, Issue 9, September 2019
The Curitiba Congress is just around the corner offering a splendid mix of events. They range from daily plenary sessions with an impressive line-up of keynote speakers to inspiring subplenary and technical sessions, from target-oriented side events and informative administrative meetings to enjoyable excursions and entertaining social get-togethers, award winning ceremonies and much more. Have a look at a selection of sessions that you might consider attending in Curitiba.
Also read these reports from IUFRO meetings:
The IUFRO 2019 Joint Conference on Genetics of Five-needle Pines & Rusts of Forest Trees in Invermere, British Columbia, Canada, focused particularly on breeding and genetic conservation of 5-needle pines, with special reference to screening and genetics programs for resistance to white pine blister rust (Cronartium ribicola).
A major objective of the conference of the IUFRO Working Party on Traditional forest knowledge in temperate and boreal regions in Vancouver, Canada, was to give all participants some practice in building sincere and equitable relationships, in which the traditional knowledge, perspectives, and authority of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs) are as valued as scientific data gathering and interpretation techniques.
The first meeting of the new GFEP Expert Panel on Forests and Poverty, convened from 27-29 August in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, is a crucial milestone in the GFEP assessment process. The GFEP on Forests and Poverty will contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by highlighting the nexus between SDG 1 on ending poverty and SDG 15 on life on land, as well as relevant links to SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth, and SDG 10 on reduced inequalities.
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