Von: ADG-Mitsugi [mailto:ADG-Mitsugi@fao.org]
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020 11:52
Betreff: Call for nominations for the 2021 Wangari Maathai Forest Champions
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is awarding one extraordinary
individual for improving our forests and the lives of people who depend on
The CPF launched the first Wangari Maathai Award in 2012 to honour and
commemorate the impact of this extraordinary woman who championed forest
issues around the world.
In 2021, the CPF will award one individual for her/his outstanding
achievements for forests during the XV World Forestry Congress (24-28 May
2021, Seoul, Korea).
The awardee will receive a cash prize of USD 20 000 along with international
recognition of the outstanding contributions to preserve, restore and
sustainably manage forests and to raise awareness of the key role forests
play in supporting local communities, rural livelihoods, women, youth and
The Wangari Maathai Award is an initiative of CBD, CIFOR, CITES, FAO, GEF,
ICRAF, ITTO, IUCN, IUFRO, UNCCD, UNDP, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNFF and World Bank,
all members of the CPF. Nominations will be reviewed by an international
jury of renowned personalities, who will also take into consideration such
elements as empowering women, youth and civil society, fostering social
commitment, promoting networks and improving the valuation of forests in
Eligibility: Applicants should be nominated by a third party. Nominees may
be persons, living or recently deceased, who have made exceptional
contributions to forests. Professional and research contributions will only
be considered if they are conducted outside of normal work-related
responsibilities. Applications received from a nominee's kin or business
partner are not eligible for consideration. Applications related to
grassroots initiatives are particularly encouraged.
Selection: The closing date for receipt of nominations is 15 September 2020.
The awardee will be selected by a jury nominated by CPF members, which will
take into account gender and regional balance when considering potential
Announcement: The awardee will be notified of their selection via email in
February 2021. This year's Wangari Maathai Award will be presented during
the XV World Forestry Congress <http://wfc2021korea.org/> (24-28 May 2021),
at the Coex Convention Center in Seoul, Korea.
To submit an application: Please send completed nominations to the CPF
Secretariat at cpf(a)un.org. Find more information and the application
guidelines which should be used when submitting your nomination at the
website <http://www.cpfweb.org/97445/en/> .
It is with immense pleasure that we announce the 1st International
Electronic Conference on Forests (IECF):
Forests for a Better Future: Sustainability, Innovation, Interdisciplinarity
Virtual Conference; 15-30 November 2020
Forests and forestry activities provide an opportunity to address the
pressing challenge of climate change through sustainable production. Forests
also play a strategic role in mitigating critical issues, including
biodiversity conservation, water regulation, energy efficiency, pollution
reduction and mitigation, production of raw biological materials, food
safety, and human and ecosystem health and poverty.
Forests contribute to the improvement of some important development issues
focused on sustainability and responsible forest management as a shared and
essential factor to address global challenges and guarantee the conservation
and enhancement of the global forest heritage as well as the socio-economic
development of production, environmental, and socio-cultural chains.
The global pandemic has forced us to reduce travel and to reflect on our
ability to leave scientific acquisitions as a legacy to future generations.
This reduced mobility stimulates us to maintain connections with the
scientific network using emerging technologies. This conference is an
opportunity to communicate our shared passion for forests, forest products
and services, and forest biodiversity.
The conference will discuss the state of the art of forestry operations,
wood supply chains, and ecosystem services, and objectives for the future
will be sought. Sharing and discussing the latest research findings with the
global community of scientists in the field of forests is the central
purpose of this virtual meeting.
Topics of the conference include:
- Forest Ecology, Management and Restoration
- Forest Genetics, Ecophysiology and Biology
- Forests and Urban Forest Sustainability
- Forest Inventory, Quantitative Methods and Remote Sensing
- Wood Science, Production Chains and Fuelwood
- Forest Operations and Engineering
- Fire Risks and Other Natural Hazards
IECF is a virtual conference sponsored by Forests (ISSN 1999-4907; Impact
Factor 2.116 (2018)). Participation is free of charge for authors and
attendees. Accepted papers will be gathered in the proceedings of the
conference. Selected extended versions of the papers will be published in a
Forests conference Special Issue with a 20% discount applied to the article
IECF offers you the opportunity to participate in this international,
scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel-all
you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to
invite you to "attend" this conference by presenting your latest work.
For more information on IECF, please visit the conference website
(https://iecf2020.sciforum.net/) or contact us by email (
Dr. Angela Lo Monaco
Dr. Cate Macinnis-Ng
Chairs of the 1st International Electronic Conference on Forests
Dr Mariella Marzano and I are guest editors on a upcoming special issue of the open access journal Forests, which we think you might be interested in contributing to. The special issue will focus on the complex interrelationships between climate, globalisation and forest health. We are seeking both theoretical and empirical papers from across environmental, social and economic sciences that present new evidence or illustrate the possibilities and challenges of managing the impacts of increasing risks to forest health.
I attach a flyer with more information about the special issue and Forests (IF 2.116). Please submit an abstract to the guest editors in the first instance. Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit manuscripts by 3 February 2021.
The Author Processing Charge (APC) for Forests is 1800 CHF, however we have negotiated an excellent discount of 50% for all contributors to the special issue, so the fee will be 900 CHF. In addition to this, we hope to be able to waiver the fee completely for one contribution. The decision on this will be made by the guest editors and preference will be given to contributors from developing countries or those who do not have access to funds for the APC.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Dr Julie Urquhart & Dr Mariella Marzano
Dr Julie Urquhart
Senior Research Fellow
Countryside and Community Research Institute<ccri.ac.uk>
University of Gloucestershire
Francis Close Hall campus
T: 01242 715377 (Direct)
T: 01242 714122 (Office)
Dr Mariella Marzano
Senior Social Researcher
Social and Economic Research Group
Northern Research Station
Telephone: 0300 067 5954