IUFRO is pleased to announce that Divisions 1, 4 and 8 as well as Working
Party 1.01.08, together with the Swedish University of Agricultural
Sciences, TemaTillväxt, and the University of Copenhagen, Forest &
Landscape, are organizing the:
International Conference: SPRUCE IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL CHANGE
Ecology, silviculture, forest products, management risks and conservation
31 Aug 3 Sep 2009 - Halmstad, Sweden
Please have a look at the Second announcement and call for abstracts at:
Note in particular the Publication Timeline:
Papers, posters and computer demonstrations are welcomed within the theme of
the conference. Participants are invited to contribute problems and ideas as
well as potential solutions. Extended abstracts (max. one printed page,
including one figure or illustration) for all invited speakers, voluntary
presentations, posters and demonstrations will be available in printed
proceedings format at the start of the conference.
30 April 2009 Last date for submission of abstracts is 30 April 2009.
Abstracts should be prepared according to the guidelines presented on the
15 May 2009 Notification of acceptance will be issued by 15 May 2009.
15 June 2009 Final, extended abstracts, including specific results, should
be received no later than 15 June 2009.
For more detailed information please visit: http://www-spruce2009.slu.se
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Betreff: CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program
CIF Calls for Nominations of Experts to Forest Investment Program
11 November 2009: The Climate Investment Fund (CIF) has called for
experts to serve on the Expert Group for the Forest Investment Program
work on the selection of country or regional pilots for the FIP.
The deadline for nominations is 27 November 2009.
Call for nominations:
Criteria for Selecting Expert Group Members:
As you see from below, the CIF/Forest Investment Program is now establishing
A key step is the selection of experts who will advise the FIP sub-Committee
choosing pilot countries. As you see from the documents below about 6-8
with a diverse range of skills and knowledge are to be selected.
It is extremely important for achieving FIP goals that experts with proven
expertise and experience in forestry, climate change and development are
We count on you in helping out in this important matter.
You are kindly requested to spread the information and/or nominate qualified
experts (including yourself) for this assignment.
Many thanks for you cooperation
Agriculture & Rural Development
The World Bank
Tel: +1-202-458 7334; Fax: +1-202-614-1402;
E-Mail: GDieterle(a)worldbank.org, Room MC5-795
a) Forest Specialist (Co-chair). This expert should have a broad general
forestry background as well as specific knowledge of, and experience with,
biodiversity conservation, sustainable management of forests, forest ecology
and forest dynamics, agro-forestry, reforestation, non-timber forest
landscape restoration, desertification resulting from forest degradation and
forest ecosystem services, including biotic and abiotic risks to forest
b) Climate Specialist (Co-chair) . This expert should have knowledge of, and
experience in, climate change mitigation and adaptation related to forests,
sub-national, national and international levels. The expert should be
knowledgeable about national strategies for addressing climate change that
involve forests, the role of forests in addressing the challenges of climate
change, and REDD+ (including avoided deforestation and forest degradation,
forest conservation, sustainable forest management and enhancement of
c) Forest Finance Specialist and Development Economist.. This expert should
be knowledgeable about the role of forests in economic development and
planning, poverty alleviation and how to enhance the contribution of forests
to improving rural livelihoods, and valuation systems of alternative land
The expert should be well-versed in how to enhance local communities
income and benefits from forests through improved access to markets,
employment creation, and forest product processing.
d) Agricultural Specialist. This expert should be familiar with sustainable
agricultural production systems, and the state of research on food producing
systems. The expert should be knowledgeable about large agribusinesses and
their potential impact on other land uses, as well shifting cultivation and
impacts on natural resources. This expert should be able to clearly
cross-sectoral linkages and impacts between agriculture and forest sectors.
e) Forest Industry and SME Investment Specialist. This expert should be
knowledgeable about the private sector and sustainable management of
forests, forest industry value chain, forest products trade, internationally
recognized independent forest certification systems and standards and
corporate social responsibility standards, community-company partnerships,
and investment opportunities in diverse countries.
f) Governance, Policy and Institutional Specialist. This expert should be
familiar with forest and land institutions, land management and
administration, land tenure, environmental, forest and other land use
legislation and enforcement, transparency, political economy of forests and
g) Indigenous Peoples Specialist. This expert should be familiar with
indigenous peoples and forest-dependent communities issues and rights,
including land tenure issues.
Social Development and Gender Specialist. This expert should be
familiar with poverty alleviation, social, community and gender issues,
particularly as they relate to forest management