From: Dr. Ernest Foli <mailto:[mailto:email@example.com]>
Subject: Input to the 2019 GSDR
We are writing to request your input to the 2019 Global Sustainable
Development Report (GSDR). The GSDR, mandated by the United Nations' Member
States in the outcome document of the 2012 Rio + 20 conference, is meant to
strengthen the science-policy interface and provide a strong evidence-based
instrument to support policymakers in promoting poverty eradication and
The GSDR is being drafted by an independent group of scientists (IGS),
supported by a task team of six UN-system agencies. Profiles of the 15 IGS
members are found here:
As part of its outreach efforts, the IGS is soliciting inputs from a diverse
group of scientific and non-scientific communities, from all over the world,
in the form of publications supported by short abstracts or descriptions of
case studies. Currently, we are requesting contributions in four major
(1) interactions among SDGs and their targets,
(2) transformation pathways towards sustainable development;
(3) looking beyond the SDGs (major issues identified by research which are
not explicitly taken into account in the SDGs), and
(4) the role of science for sustainable development. Contributions will be
acknowledged in the GSDR.
If you are interested in contributing to this important exercise, please
follow the below link to a questionnaire.
With many thanks and kind regards,
Ernest Foli, PhD.
Member of the Independent Group of Scientists
Dear IUFRO Colleague,
We are pleased to announce that the 11th International Beech Symposium,
organized by the IUFRO Research Group 1.01.07 on Ecology and
Silviculture of Beech, will be held in Viterbo (Italy), 18th-21st
September 2018. We'll also organize a post-conference fieldtrip to the
recently inscribed old-growth beech forests on the Apennines.
The conference is open to scientists/practitioners/policy makers and
welcomes all contributions related to the biology and ecology of beech,
the management of beech forests and their role in providing crucial
ecosystem services, the natural dynamics of beech forests and their role
in conserving biodiversity.
Dates: 18th - 21st September 2018(conference+ fieldtrip); 22nd-27th
(post-conference fieldtrip, optional)
Location: Viterbo and Abruzzo National Park, Italy
Theme: ‘*Natural and Managed Beech Forests as Reference Ecosystems for
the Sustainable Management of Forest Resources and the Conservation of
Contact: Alfredo Di Filippo, difilippo(a)unitus.it
A dedicated website will soon be published with all needed information.
We look forward to meeting you in Italy next year!
The IUFRO Research Group 1.01.07
Alfredo Di Filippo
ALFREDO DI FILIPPO, PhD
Assistant Professor in Botany and Plant Ecology
Deputy Coordinator, IUFRO Group 1.01.07 – Ecology and silviculture of beech
DendrologyLAB, Dept. of Agriculture and Forestry Science (DAFNE)
Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy
+39 0761 357393 / +39 3665899858
On behalf of the organizing committee it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 13-th "DURABLE AGRICULTURE – AGRICULTURE OF THE FUTURE" Anniversary Conference - 70 YEARS OF HIGHER EDUCATION IN OLTENIA - to be held in Craiova, Romania, at the Faculty of Agronomy of the University of Craiova. Particular focus of the conference: "ADVANCED METHODS FOR A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE, SILVICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCE."
See you in CRAIOVA in NOVEMBER 2017 ! Prof.assoc. M. NICULESCU, PhD.Vice-DeanFaculty of AgronomyUniversity of CraiovaDepartament of Botany19 Libertatii street, 200583Craiova Romania00 40 251 41847500 40 730 447200