Dear colleagues of Division 8,
I hope you and your family are fine even in the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Actually, in Japan, the situation is very uncertain, especially in Tokyo
As for the captioned matter, it was decided that the ACID RAIN 2020
conference would be postponed to late 2021 or early 2022. Although the
actual new date is still under discussion, we have just updated HP to
inform potential participants of the current situation.
The name of the conference "ACID RAIN 2020" will not be changed to
utilize the materials prepared so far (such as logo, HP, registration
I will inform you when the new date is decided.
Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Hiroyuki SASE, Ph.D.
Ecological Impact Research Department
Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP)
Japan Environmental Sanitation Center (JESC)
Telephone: +81-25-263-0559 (direct)
Network Center for the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET)
Atmospheric Environment Sciences in East Asia (Cooperation course)
Graduate School of Science and Technology
APN Project on Sulphur Dynamics: http://www.apn.acap.asia
ACID RAIN 2020: https://www.acidrain2020.org
Dear Mrs. Burger
I hope you are doing fine and that you and your family are healthy.
Due to the pandemic outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, I have to inform you that the organization committee has decided to postpone the 5th international conference on soil-, bio-, eco-engineering (SBEE), which would have taken place from June 13th to June 19th 2020. Therefore, the SBEE 2020 is cancelled for this year and we hope we can rename it SBEE 2021 and that the conference will take place next year (2021) in Bern, Switzerland. Unfortunately, it is not easy finding a substitution date. As soon as we found a date, I will be happy to inform you.
We are obliged to inform you about the cancellation of the conference. However, I am not sure if you need to announce this, as all registered participants have already been informed by us.
As soon as we have more information, we will be happy to get back in touch with you. For now, I wish you and your family all the best and best of health.
Take care and best regards,
Bern University of Applied Sciences
School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL
Department of Forestry
Laenggasse 85, CH-3052 Zollikofen
Tel. direct +41 (0)31 910 29 65
Tel. central office +41 (0)31 910 21 11
Von: Juanita Franco [mailto:email@example.com]
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 01. April 2020 08:02
Betreff: Call for contributions ETFRN News 60: Restoring African drylands
Restoring African drylands
ETFRN News 60 – a call for contributions
31 March 2020
ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look at how to ensure smallholder and community participation and financing, while assessing the myriad roles of varied policies, current and potential roles of the private sector and non-governmental organisations, and how different relationships with local people and associations influence the eventual impacts. The environmental impacts of landscape-level restoration appear to be clear, the social impacts less so, and these will also be further analysed in the light of the above contexts.
While acknowledging that dryland restoration efforts are occurring globally, this edition will focus on African experiences and especially those from the Sahel and the Greater Horn of Africa, though those from elsewhere that could bring such cases into context will also be considered. This ETFRN News will highlight lessons learned in the broadest sense, identifying barriers and knowledge gaps, and opportunities that would promote effective scaling out of what could guarantee the most positive social, environmental and economic impacts. It will build on the current momentum for landscape restoration, supporting and complementing national initiatives, and the commitments of governments to international goals agreed through conventions and declarations.
If you have a story to tell on dryland restoration in Africa and would like to share it, send a short outline (half page to a page) to the co-editors Nick Pasiecznik (nick.pasiecznik(a)tropenbos.org) and Chris Reij ( <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> chris.reij(a)wri.org) by 30 April 2020. When doing so, please consider the following questions that this edition will look at answering…
· What factors (technical, social, policy, economic, financial) contributed to the success or failure of the dryland restoration approach/mechanism/experience, and in what ways?
· To what extent were different stakeholders consulted, involved and who benefitted, including local communities, gender and youth aspects?
· Is landscape restoration providing any broader benefits, e.g. improving community resilience, food, fodder, fuel and water security, and to reducing poverty, out-migration, conflict and extremism?
· How can effective restoration initiatives be better financed, and what other measures are needed to maximise scaling out to the level required to meet national and international goals?
· At a global level, how can the current international attention for dryland forest and landscape restoration be better translated into successes on the ground?
All those submitting abstracts will be contacted by 15 May, and successful authors will be offered a framework and a dedicated editor to assist in transforming summaries to illustrated realities. Full articles (2500-3000 words) must then be submitted at the latest by 15 July, and following editing and review, will be published online, beginning in October. They will then be published together as a printed compendium, for release in January 2021.
Download here the call in English and French <https://www.tropenbos.org/file.php/2332/etfrn-news-60-call.pdf>
Juanita W. Franco
P.O. Box 232,
NL-6700 AE Wageningen, the Netherlands
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Available from Monday until Thursday
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