We are pleased to announce that the first ever compiled global assessment
report on "Adaptation of Forests and People to Climate Change" will be
published officially at the next session of the United Nations Forum on
Forests (UNFF), during the following side event:
Making Forests Fit For Change - IUFRO-Led Activities at the Science-Policy
Wednesday, 22 April
13:15 to 14:45 hours
Conference Room 2 (CR-2)
UN Headquarters, New York City
The report is the first product of the IUFRO-led Global Forest Expert Panels
of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and presents the
state-of-knowledge about the impacts of climate change on forests and people
and options for adaptation.
One of the key messages that emerged from this assessment is that the
carbon-regulating services of forests are at risk of being lost entirely
unless current carbon emissions are reduced substantially; this would result
in the release of huge quantities of carbon to the atmosphere, exacerbating
The report as well as a policy brief (available in all UN languages) can be
Information for the press is available at:
For further information, please, contact:
Alexander Buck, IUFRO
About IUFRO and the CPF
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is the only
world-wide organization devoted to forest research and related sciences. Its
members are research institutions, universities, and individual scientists
as well as decision-making authorities and other stakeholders with a focus
on forests and trees.
For further information, please visit: www.iufro.org.
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is a voluntary arrangement
among 14 international organizations and secretariats with substantial
programmes on forests. Its mission is to promote the management,
conservation and sustainable development of all types of forest and
strengthen long-term political commitment to this end.
For further information, please visit: http://www.fao.org/forestry/cpf/en/.
Sent by c.goestl on behalf of Alexander BUCK, IUFRO Headquarters, Vienna
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
Please distribute this message to colleagues that might be interested in the
Sent by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO Headquarters
on behalf of Jens Peter Skovgaard, University of Copenhagen, Chairman of the
Scientific Advisory Board