Dear colleagues in IUFRO Division 8,
I hope you are doing well.
As for the captioned matter, the postponed 10th International Conference
on Acid Deposition, ACID RAIN 2020, will be held in April 2023. I am
pleased to inform you that the conference organizer has decided to
extend the due date of the abstract submission for one month:
Until 31 October, Monday, 2022
As you may know, the Government of Japan has decided to allow visa-free
individual tourists from 11 October 2022. So, the ordinary daily life is
recovering gradually. I hope you can enjoy holidays in Japan
before/after the conference.
I would appreciate it if you (re)consider the possibility of
participating the conference in April 2023. Also, please share the
information in your communities.
I am looking forward to seeing many of you in Niigata in April 2023.
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
*ISTF session** proposals for IUFRO 2024*
With collaborators, the International Society of Tropical Foresters (ISTF)
is developing session proposals for the XXVI IUFRO World Congress 2024 –
Forests and Society towards 2050, to be held 23-29 June 2024 in Stockholm,
Sweden. https://iufro2024.com/session-proposals/ . The deadline for session
submissions is 13 Oct 2022. If you would like to make a presentation in any
of the sessions below, (you do not need to be 100% sure of attending),
please send the session of interest, and your name, affiliation, country, and
draft title to tropicalforesters(a)gmail.com by 11 Oct 2022. The draft
proposals (still under development) for all these sessions can be obtained
updated proposals will be posted periodically until submission. Suggestions
on the draft proposals are welcome, as well as new co-organizers.
*Sessions to be proposed:*
*Smart Agroforestry Practices for Sustainable Livelihood** (Division 1)*
*Urban trees & green landscapes: Monitoring and management for providing
multiple services** (Division 6) *
*Legacy of the Tropical Timber Foundation and sustainable forestry**
*Tropical forest restoration success and how to achieve it** (Division 3)*
*Tropical forestry education: Improving preparation for a challenging
future** (Division 6)*
*Legacy tropical forest data: current status, uses, and securing them**
*Research advances towards sustainability for the high-value Meliaceae**
(Division 1) *
*Ecology and management of old growth forests** (Division 8)*
We are reaching out today to share with you some of the exciting new online programs we’ve recently launched here at the Faculty of Forestry as we ramp up for another recruitment cycle.
Our 4 new online micro-certificate programs<https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/certificate/> offer a unique and accessible opportunity to advance and gain new skills in key, fast-growing fields. This is a great opportunity to engage in industry-aligned teaching, and highlights some of the amazing work that continues to be done here at the faculty. These 4 micro-certificate programs include the following:
Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation (CVA)<https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/certificate/climate-micro-certificate/> provides forest professionals with an understanding of climate science, vulnerability assessments, adaptation development, and how it is applied to management and business case adaptation.
Co-Management of Natural Resources (CNR)<https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/certificate/co-management-natural-resource…> explores how to advance co-management initiatives, institutional and relational change, and intercultural understanding at the nexus of Indigenous and Western Knowledge systems.
Forest Carbon Management (FCM)<https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/certificate/forest-carbon-management/> centres on forest carbon accounting, data analysis, and natural resource management to excel in forest carbon projects and associated markets around the world.
Climate Action and Community Engagement (CACE)<https://forestry.ubc.ca/programs/certificate/climate-action-community-engag…> teaches students to engage and train local climate champions to build stronger and more resilient cities in the face of climate change extremes.
While all programs are listed to be 8-weeks long, we also offer flexibility to be completed at your convenience, with the option to spread out courses over a span of 2 years. As UBC Forestry continues to address pressing issues related to justice, climate change and sustainable forest management, we are thrilled to be able to offer this online opportunity to learn, reflect and grow with students from all backgrounds and professions.
Please feel free to circulate with anyone who might be interested in applying to our next cohort, and of course, reach out to me if you have any questions.
Natasha Carter (she, her, hers)
Associate Director, Communications and Marketing
Faculty of Forestry | Dean's Office
The University of British Columbia | Vancouver Campus | Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm Territory
Contact | natasha.carter(a)ubc.ca<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> | 778-855-1174
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