We are pleased to inform you that we have a very exciting program for
International Conference on New Frontiers of Forest Economics, June
26-30, Zurich, Switzerland. We have four guest speakers and
presentations of 6 others papers. All these presentations will be
focused on some emerging areas of forest economics. Conference program
is available on the conference website.
Now, we are opening the registration for whoever is interested in the
conference. You may like to join us. As we have explained earlier in our
announcement of the conference, every participant of the conference has
to take a responsibility of a discussant of at least one paper. Hence,
all participants will be very active participants. The schedule of the
submission of comments by discussants is given on the website. You may
like to read the details of the conference on our website before your
The registration is open only for 20 people other than the presenters
and organizers. Hence, if you are interested you should register as soon
as possible because the registration will be closed as soon as we reach
the limit of 20.
To register please:
1) Visit http://www.neffe.ch/ and read about the conference.
2) Follow the link on the top of the homepage to the ETH site registration.
3) Register carefully and slowly (registration worked if you get an
email by ETH).
4) Login to your account and print a receipt.
If the paying process doesn't work properly or if you are not sure
whether paying worked:
5) please don't register twice but login to your ETH account and repeat
only the paying process just once.
If the payment still doesn't work, you will get an email from PayPal
within 3 days with a request to pay the sum of 320 CHF to Cycad AG (our
backoffice). Once paying works, you will get a receipt by email.
if the automated receipt is not accepted by your administration, please
write to mailto:email@example.com and ask for a more formal
receipt by ETH.
Prof. Shashi Kant
Faculty of Forestry
University of Toronto
Division 9 Conference, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 9-11 May 2012
IUFRO Extension and Knowledge Exchange Working Party 9.01.03
Announcement for Concurrent session – Call for Papers
"Capacity building and development of forestry extension and knowledge exchange”.
During all Division 9 Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina http://www.iufro.org/download/file/7245/4677/all-division9-sarajevo12-1st-a… from 9th to 10th of May, 2012 the Extension and Knowledge Exchange Working Party 9.01.03 is organizing a concurrent session entitled, "Capacity building and development of forestry extension and knowledge exchange”. With invite you, researchers, scholars and practitioners to share your experiences, which will be useful for colleagues in the region and wider. If you have the opportunity to come to Sarajevo and if you are interested in presenting your work in this area, please send a one page abstract to Jurij Beguš at jurij.begus(a)zgs.gov.si<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> . The deadline for submissions is March 31st 2012. All abstracts accepted will be published in upcoming EKEWP newsletters. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
For more information about the IUFRO Division 9 Conference see
Please share this call for papers widely.
With best regards,
Coordinator, IUFRO Extension and Knowledge Exchange Working Party 9.01.03
Slovenia Forest Service
Department for Forestry Technique
Večna pot 2, p.p. 2971
1001 Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe
Tel.: +386 1 470 00 50, Fax.: +386 1 423 53 61
Extended deadline for abstract submission: February 25th
IUFRO – Research Group “Forest History and Traditional Knowledge”
“Cultural values and traditional knowledge in the context of global
IUFRO Division 9 Conference
Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, 8-10 May 2012
During the IUFRO World Congress in Seoul, Korea in August 2010, the Research
Group on Forest History expanded its scope by creating two new Working
Parties to continue the work of the IUFRO Task Force on Traditional Forest
Knowledge (2005-10). This conference will be the first meeting of our new
Forest and agricultural landscape management practices of local communities
based on their traditional knowledge offer insights into principles and
approaches that may be effective in coping with, and adapting to, climate
change in the years ahead. Efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change,
however, have not yet given adequate attention either to the forest-related
knowledge and practices of traditional communities, or to the interests,
needs and rights of local communities in the formulation of policies and
programmes to combat climate change.
The new draft of the European Common Agricultural Policies 2014-20,
promoting the diversification, rural practices characterized by lower
greenhouse gas emissions, and the conservation of traditional landscapes,
has clear potential for recovery of traditional knowledge and their
landscapes in Europe. However, there is the need to develop appropriate
planning tools for integrating environment and landscape into rural policies
taking into account the cultural identity . At the global level the
development of agreement between the Research Group 9.03.00 and the Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to expand the FAO
project on rural heritage systems to include forest and woodlands, as well
as the work of UNESCO on biocultural and immaterial heritage, present new
research fields and challenges that need to be explored. For forestry and
foresters this will require approaches for integrating natural and cultural
values in a new paradigm that bridges the gap between nature and society,
both in research and in development policies, and improving the uneasy
relationship between, traditional knowledge and formal forest science. This
new perspective seems particularly needed especially in view of the 20th
anniversary of the Rio Declaration on environment and development and the
need for a revised post-2012 strategy for meeting global environmental and
sustainable development goals that pays greater attention to cultural
Topics to be considered for the meeting: traditional knowledge, planning and
management, history, rural and forest policy, biodiversity, socieconomic
Submission of Abstracts: An abstract of approximately 500 words may be
submitted to the session organizing committee c/o Dott. Valentina Marinai,
landscape(a)unifi.it. Please include the full name of authors, their
affiliations and e-mail address. The extended deadline for abstract
submission is February 25th.
The papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication
in the international journal “Global Environment”, while the new book
series on environmental history by Springer Verlag may publish the
proceedings of the meeting.
For more information on the IUFRO Division 9 Conference, please see
posted on behalf of Division 9 by Brigitte Burger, IUFRO Headquarters