Forests and Human Health December-16-2014

Forthcoming events

17-20 March 2015, Barcelona, Spain
Fourth Mediterranean Forest Week (IV MFW)
This meeting will focus on the development and application of new methods and tools for efficiently and effectively managing forests. The following five themes will be discussed in this meeting: forests for socio-economic development and food security; building resilience with forests, integrating forests and other land uses; encouraging product innovation and sustainable trade; monitoring forests for better decision-making; and improving governance by building capacity.

4-5 May 2015, New York, USA
United Nations Forum on Forests 11
Progress, challenges and the way forward for the International Arrangement on Forests will be analyzed at the eleventh session of the United Nations Forum on Forests.

28-29 June 2015, London, United Kingdom
ICSAEF 2015: XIII International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Forestry
This conference is the premier interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of Sustainable Agriculture, Environment and Forestry. This conference will include a very wide range of interesting topics including ‘Human and Nature Interrelationships’.

6-9 July 2015, Kelowna, BC, Canada
The 4th International Conference on Forests and Water in a Changing Environment
This conference focuses on the understanding of the hydrologic and ecologic response to accelerated environmental and land use change, which is the key to the development of adaptive and mitigating strategies to ensure the continued security of water supplies and ecological values. Themes of this conference are very wide and include 1) Natural and human disturbance and hydrological processes (water quantity and water quality) in forested watersheds on different spatial scales; 2) Climate variability, forest changes and hydrologic responses; 3) Ecohydrology at urban-rural interfaces; 4) Reforestation and hydrological processes; 5) Forest carbon and water coupling across different spatial scales; 6) Applications of new methods, models and technologies; 7) Integrated watershed assessment and management; and 8) Emerging topics: surface water and groundwater interaction; application of landscape ecology on watershed hydrology in forested watersheds.

7-11 September 2015, Durban, South Africa
XIV World Forestry Congress
This XIV congress will be a key occasion for the world’s forester stakeholders and forest supporters to gather, to share their expertise and experience, and to project a new vision for the future. The aims of the Congress are 1) to clarify why it is so important to recognize forestry as an integral part of sustainable development – from local to national and international levels; 2) to identify, analyze and raise awareness of the major issues facing the sector and propose new forms of technical, scientific and policy actions that will result in forests’ greater sustainability by linking sound policy to feasible practice; 3) to serve as a key venue in 2015 for the world’s forester stakeholders (from decision-makers to local practitioners as well as sectoral partners) to share their knowledge and latest findings in a forum that will allow for challenging, constructive and sometimes controversial debate, the exchange of experience and views, and the fostering of collaborative partnerships and networks; 4) to provide a global showcase for the sector’s latest developments and innovations, using multi-media learning platforms to illustrate their practical applications and linkages; 5) to ensure that critical issues are visibly addressed and that all key stakeholders, including young people, women and local communities, are given a platform where the voice of the constituencies they represent will be heard.

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