From: Dr. Ernest Foli <mailto:[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]>
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 Member of the Division 4 mailing list,
I am coordinating the IUFRO Division 4 until the end of the IUFRO World
Congress to be held in Curitiba in September/October 2019. I am not
candidate for another term.
The nomination process of the future Coordinator is such that there is a
deadline on December 2017, 31st. Thus I would like to inform you about
the procedure that has been elaborated in order to nominate this future
Coordinator. You will find a short note about this procedure here:
I use the Division 4 mailing list to disseminate the information about
this procedure. Present or past Officeholders from Division 4 or other
divisions can be candidates. Candidates should write to me
<jean-luc.peyron(a)gip-ecofor.org> with copy to
<coralie.zettor(a)gip-ecofor.org> until November 2017, 15th at the latest.
Then, only Division 4 Officeholders will vote until November 2017, 30th
at the latest.
Membre correspondant de l'Académie d'agriculture de France
Iufro Board Member, Coord.Div.4 "Forest Assessment, Modelling and Management"
42, rue Scheffer, F-75116 Paris
Tel : +33 (0)1 53 70 21 49 (direct)
+33 (0)1 53 70 21 70 (secrétariat)
+33 (0)1 53 70 21 81 (secrétariat)
Fax : +33 (0)1 53 70 21 54
Web : http://www.gip-ecofor.org
Read an interview with Division 4 Coordinator Jean-Luc Peyron of the Public
Interest Group (GIP) on Forest Ecosystems (ECOFOR), France, about the work
in IUFRO Division 4 and the All-Division Meeting at the IUFRO 125th
The research range of Division 4 is rather broad, but it is consistent with
the needs of policy makers and forest practitioners. For the Freiburg
Congress, Division 4 organized more than 20 sessions.
Technological developments give great opportunities to forest assessment,
information systems, and the constitution and use of big data sets.
Forest assessment measurements are made in order to predict the value of
some variables and models are run to predict the evolution of those
variables. There are uncertainties behind those results, especially when the
prediction horizon is long.
It is therefore important to produce models that integrate several scenarios
and also take into account several management options. And that has to be
communicated transparently to decision makers.
Download the PDF:
Link to the IUFRO Blog:
Learn more about IUFRO Division 4:
Watch this interview with Jean-Luc Peyron: https://youtu.be/q-_yFxiPpu0