Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary 108 in IUFRO News Vol. 42, Double Issue 6&7, July 2013

3rd International Congress on Planted Forests and the preceding workshops investigated contributions of planted forests to sustainable development in the context of global changes.

The 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests was held from 15 to 21 May 2013 in Atlantic Europe and comprised one plenary meeting of international experts in Estoril (Portugal) preceded by three parallel scientific workshops sponsored by several IUFRO divisions (4, 7, 8 and 9) on: Vulnerability and Risk Management (Bordeaux, France); Ecosystem Services (Dublin, Ireland); Governance, Economics, Trade and Markets (Porto, Portugal).

More than 90 invited papers from 30 countries, scientific workshops reports and 3 high-level panel discussions which addressed a set of questions related to the conference themes of poverty alleviation, ecosystem services and sustainable production, formed the basis of deliberations that led to the formulation of a congress report:

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Planted Forests Constitute Strategic but Vulnerable Resources for Future Green Economies

By Jean-Michel Carnus (Coordinator IUFRO Division 8), Margarida Tomé (Coordinator Division 4), Eckehard Brockerhoff and Hervé Jactel (Coordinator and Deputy Coordinator Division 7), Daniela Kleinschmit (Coordinator Division 9)

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