Forests and Climate Change https://www.fornis.net/taxonomy/term/5?content=All en Kenya Commercial Forestry Investment Conference and Expo https://www.fornis.net/content/kenya-commercial-forestry-investment-conference-and-expo <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kenya Commercial Forestry Investment Conference and Expo</span> <strong>Date: </strong> <span class="event-dates"> Tue, 2021-11-23 - Fri, 2021-11-26 <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/22/2021 - 19:09</span> <div class="field field--name-field-loc field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">KEFRI Headquaters, Mugaga</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Conference and Expo is an opportunity for stakeholders in the commercial forestry sector in Kenya and the region, to showcase and exhibit commercial forestry technologies and opportunities that investors can tap into. The forum will bring together professionals, researchers, wood processors, investors, and other key players in the sector to take stock of the status of the industry, challenges, and opportunities available. It will also provide a platform that will act as a springboard for the future development and financing of commercial forestry in the country and region.</p> <p>The conference and Expo is being organized by a multi-institutional team from both private and public sectors that encompasses Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Kenya Forest Service (KFS), Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO), United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Base Titanium Ltd, GATSBY Africa, Family Bank, Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC), Cooperative Bank, INBAR, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), National Research Fund (NRF), We-Effect-Global, Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB), Ukulima Sacco, Asili Sacco, Better Globe Ltd, Komaza Ltd, Kakuzi Ltd, One Acre Fund, Forest Society of Kenya (FSK) and the Council of Governors (COG).</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Commercial Forestry Conference and Expo Secretariat,<br /> Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)<br /> P.O. Box 20412-00200 Nairobi, Kenya<br /> Email: <a href="mailto:commercialconference2020@kefri.org">commercialconference2020@kefri.org</a><br /> Website: <a href="http://www.kefri.org">www.kefri.org</a><br /> Tel. :+25472014897</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-11/1st%20Kenya%20Commercial%20Forestry%20Investment%20Conference%20and%20Expo%20Programme.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2153344">1st Kenya Commercial Forestry Investment Conference and Expo Programme.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>2.05 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-11/Commercial%20Forestry%20Conference%20%26Expo%20concept_02082021%20%284%29.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=2376671">Commercial Forestry Conference &amp;Expo concept_02082021 (4).pdf</a></span> </td> <td>2.27 MB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-11/KFCIC%20and%20Expo%20Web%20Advert%203.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=219699">KFCIC and Expo Web Advert 3.jpg</a></span> </td> <td>214.55 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-11/The%20Kenya%20Commercial%20Forestry%20Investment%20Conference%20and%20Expo%202021%20Invitation%20letter.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=557704">The Kenya Commercial Forestry Investment Conference and Expo 2021 Invitation letter.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>544.63 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">KEFRI</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-wwwurl field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Website</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="https://www.kefri.org/components/conference/conference.html">https://www.kefri.org/components/conference/conference.html</a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/pol" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/fpep" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/sol" hreflang="en">Forests, Soil and Water Interactions</a> Mon, 22 Nov 2021 19:09:27 +0000 abladesteven 797 at https://www.fornis.net GLF Climate 2021 https://www.fornis.net/content/glf-climate-2021 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">GLF Climate 2021</span> <strong>Date: </strong> <span class="event-dates"> Fri, 2021-11-05 - Sun, 2021-11-07 <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 10/21/2021 - 13:49</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Join us online or in-person from 5-7 November 2021 for the hard-hitting, inclusive and solutions-oriented GLF Climate Hybrid Conference. Held alongside the COP26 international climate negotiations in Glasgow, the three-day event will impart cutting-edge information, connect key actors and catalyze evidence-based action to avert the worst impacts of the climate crisis.<br />  </p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-wwwurl field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Website</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="https://conference.globallandscapesforum.org/climate-2021/sessions?searchtext=&amp;page=1&amp;%24pagegroup=5%20November%202021">https://conference.globallandscapesforum.org/climate-2021/sessions?searchtext=&amp;page=1&amp;%24pagegroup=5%20November%202021</a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> Thu, 21 Oct 2021 13:49:57 +0000 abladesteven 796 at https://www.fornis.net IUFRO WORLD DAY - Digital Forest Science Forum 2021 https://www.fornis.net/content/iufro-world-day-digital-forest-science-forum-2021 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">IUFRO WORLD DAY - Digital Forest Science Forum 2021</span> <strong>Date: </strong> <span class="event-dates"> Tue, 2021-09-28 - Wed, 2021-09-29 <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 09/25/2021 - 01:04</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>IUFRO WORLD DAY - Digital Forest Science Forum 2021!</strong> It takes place online, in three time zones around the world with 24 hours of forest-related research topics, networking and emerging issues of relevancy for global policy makers. We thought you might be interested in this unique opportunity to meet, interact, share, and strengthen global research cooperation.</p> <p>Within this event, <strong>IUFRO-SPDC</strong> is organizing three sessions (one in each time zone) to inform about what IUFRO-SPDC has to offer, what the benefits are for participants, and to collect input from the relevant regions on changing priorities, expanding skills, knowledge and capacities needed by forest scientists. Two sessions will be held in English and one in Spanish.</p> <p>The title of the session is <strong>“Capacities for forest science: Shape your professional future</strong><strong>”</strong> and will take place on the following dates:</p> <ul> <li>Tuesday, 28 September, <strong>13:30 – 15:00 UTC</strong> (English)</li> <li>Tuesday, 28 September, <strong>15:30 – 17:00 GMT-6</strong> (Spanish)</li> <li>Wednesday, 29 September, <strong>08:30 – 10:00 UTC</strong> (English)</li> </ul> <p>You can read a comprehensive overview on the event’s website  <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iufroworldday.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C6370c543cea74be82e4408d97f5808fc%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637680839045611907%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=d712hh9%2FCzjiHNe1nlOcO08kEiot%2Ftj49diSis8RAEA%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.iufroworldday.org/</a>.  The Pdf attached contains the detailed description of the three sessions.</p> <p><strong>ACTION:</strong> We would appreciate your support in spreading the word about this event throughout your relevant networks by forwarding the <strong>attached session cards and the registration link: </strong><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iufroworldday.org%2Fparticipation&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C6370c543cea74be82e4408d97f5808fc%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637680839045616887%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=T885IHKB5tdZCW8V3A3dp%2BTPMCif9NCzn1Diaib%2BBLQ%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.iufroworldday.org/participation</a>!</p> <p><strong>Mark your calendar: IUFRO World Day on 28 and 29 September</strong><strong> -</strong><strong> </strong><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iufroworldday.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C6370c543cea74be82e4408d97f5808fc%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637680839045621868%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=V1XgKcQvLJ19Gg%2BrUy%2FQ22Y7ah61dUImv8dhth%2F100Y%3D&amp;reserved=0"><strong>Home | IUFRO World Day</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Register now for our upcoming global event! </strong><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iufroworldday.org%2Fsignup&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C6370c543cea74be82e4408d97f5808fc%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637680839045626854%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=pIt8SsdJqBCl%2BHwD2YmFrHrT2hPXMphdD2ch57z8FqU%3D&amp;reserved=0"><strong>https://www.iufroworldday.org/signup</strong></a></p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-09/IUFRO-WorldDay-SPDC-Sessions.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=826656">IUFRO-WorldDay-SPDC-Sessions.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>807.28 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-09/Promoci%C3%B3n_IUFRO_SPDC_Am%C3%A9rica%20Latina.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=79900">Promoción_IUFRO_SPDC_América Latina.jpg</a></span> </td> <td>78.03 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-09/Session_Card_IUFRO_SPDC_Africa.JPG.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=73207">Session_Card_IUFRO_SPDC_Africa.JPG.jpg</a></span> </td> <td>71.49 KB</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-image-jpeg file--image"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-09/Session_Card_IUFRO_SPDC_Asia.jpg" type="image/jpeg; length=77619">Session_Card_IUFRO_SPDC_Asia.jpg</a></span> </td> <td>75.8 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">IUFRO</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-wwwurl field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Website</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iufroworldday.org%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C6370c543cea74be82e4408d97f5808fc%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637680839045621868%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=V1XgKcQvLJ19Gg%2BrUy%2FQ22Y7ah61dUImv8dhth%2F100Y%3D&amp;reserved=0"><strong>Home | IUFRO World Day</strong></a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/pol" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/fpep" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/sol" hreflang="en">Forests, Soil and Water Interactions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/436" hreflang="en">IUFRO</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/820" hreflang="en">IUFRO-SPDC</a> Sat, 25 Sep 2021 01:04:39 +0000 abladesteven 795 at https://www.fornis.net Call for Chapter Proposals - REDD+ Governance in Africa: Practical design and implementation options https://www.fornis.net/content/call-chapter-proposals-redd-governance-africa-practical-design-and-implementation-options <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Call for Chapter Proposals - REDD+ Governance in Africa: Practical design and implementation options</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Forest degradation and deforestation are major causes of global environmental change. The<br /> combined emissions from deforestation and degradation account for an estimated 20% of<br /> global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest<br /> Degradation (REDD+) is a global agreement on climate change mitigation through reduction<br /> in GHG emissions and increases in GHG removals. REDD+ also seeks to provide socioecological<br /> co-benefits (e.g. biodiversity protection, pro-poor development, human rights and<br /> enhanced forest governance). African countries facing high levels of deforestation and forest<br /> degradation (e.g. DR Congo, Ghana, Mozambique and Tanzania) are engaged in REDD+ to<br /> address deforestation and pursue low carbon development paths. Therefore, these countries<br /> are engaged in a number of multilateral and bilateral agreements on forest governance and<br /> management. These engagements and development provide a foundation for the<br /> implementation of REDD+ in Africa as these countries have put in place fairly innovative<br /> institutional and policy frameworks for sustainable forest governance and management.</p> <p> On the other hand, conventional and emerging challenges such as weak forest governance,<br /> nebulous mechanisms for equitable benefit sharing, and ineffective enforcement of forest laws<br /> and regulations are likely to affect the effective implementation of REDD+ across Africa. This<br /> book thus seeks to document the practical experiences and lessons learnt in developing and<br /> implementing REDD+ programmes in Africa. These experiences and lessons are critical to<br /> guiding an effective development and implementation of REDD+ programmes in African<br /> countries desiring to implement REDD+ programmes while providing a rich pool of<br /> reference for countries in the preparation phase to draw on. The editors invite chapter<br /> proposals (abstracts) offering both theoretical and practical contributions, with the aim of<br /> advancing academic discourses and thinking, policymaking and implementation from<br /> REDD+ negotiators, carbon market actors and sustainable finance experts, project<br /> developers, scholars, researchers, and other leading experts.</p> <p>The contributions should be on<br /> but not limited to the following thematic areas with particular focus on Africa:<br /> <strong> REDD+ rationale and governance framework: theory and concept</strong><br /> - The nexus between deforestation, forest degradation, climate change and the<br /> rationale for REDD+<br /> - The Warsaw Framework and effective REDD+ governance<br /> o Stakeholder participation: consultation and engagement, and gender<br /> mainstreaming;<br /> o Institutional and legal frameworks for REDD+ implementation<br /> (institutional arrangements and coordination, tenure, carbon rights,<br /> emission reduction rights, benefit sharing);<br /> o Modalities for national forest monitoring systems; and measuring,<br /> reporting and verification (MRV);<br /> o Models and approaches for safeguards and information system; and<br /> feedback and redress mechanism;<br /> o REDD+ financing options (private sector, emission reduction and the role<br /> of carbon markets);</p> <p><strong> Experiences and lessons from selected REDD+ countries in Africa</strong><br /> - National case studies and localized experiences on:<br /> o Stakeholder participation (participation in REDD+ decision-making;<br /> practical approaches and tools to determining and effectively engaging<br /> relevant stakeholders; and overcoming pitfalls to stakeholder<br /> participation);<br /> o Approaches and design of institutional and legal/policy frameworks for<br /> REDD+ implementation;<br /> o Benefit sharing mechanisms for REDD+;<br /> o National forest emission monitoring system (challenges, practical<br /> approaches and tools to designing effective forest emission monitoring<br /> system);<br /> o Safeguards and information system/feedback and redress mechanism<br /> including human rights and gender mainstreaming in REDD+ design and<br /> implementation;<br /> o Transparency and accountability in REDD+ design and implementation;<br /> and<br /> o REDD+ finance beyond the pilot phases:<br />  Unlocking private sector finance for REDD+<br />  Emission reductions and the role of carbon markets<br />  Risk and risk management in private sector investment in REDD+</p> <p> Chapter proposals of 200 words covering specific issues and research themes outlined above<br /> including keywords (maximum 5 words), research methods/approach, and preliminary<br /> findings; short author(s) bio (including affiliation and contact details) should be submitted to<br /> Dr. Michael Addaney, <a href="mailto:michael.addaney@uenr.edu.gh">michael.addaney@uenr.edu.gh</a> and copy Mr. William Dumenu,<br /> <a href="mailto:wdumenu@csir-forig.org.gh">wdumenu@csir-forig.org.gh</a>. Deadline for abstract submission is Friday, 15th October 2021.<br /> Decisions on abstracts will be communicated by Friday, 29 October 2021. Full draft chapters<br /> (5000-6000 words including reference list) of accepted abstracts are expected by Sunday, 30<br /> January 2022. All accepted full chapters will be subjected to a two-stage single-blind peer<br /> review process before final inclusion in the book.</p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/18/2021 - 02:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Dr. Michael Addaney,<br /> <a href="mailto:michael.addaney@uenr.edu.gh">michael.addaney@uenr.edu.gh</a></p> <p>Mr. William Dumenu,<br /> <a href="mailto:wdumenu@csir-forig.org.gh">wdumenu@csir-forig.org.gh</a></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-08/Call%20for%20Chapters%20-%20final4dist.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=356747">Call for Chapters - final4dist.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>348.39 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/642" hreflang="en">REDD+</a> Wed, 18 Aug 2021 02:00:36 +0000 abladesteven 793 at https://www.fornis.net 20th Commonwealth Forestry Conference https://www.fornis.net/content/20th-commonwealth-forestry-conference <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">20th Commonwealth Forestry Conference</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We are very excited to announce the CFC program is finalized. Please make sure to check out the complete CFC 2021 <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftrk.cp20.com%2Fclick%2Fgcbo-2f88by-axwynw-habgtm84%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7C4a9443285bbc414c573e08d9529f87e1%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637631667409456180%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=QbiEFDVcdAfHFWyrM%2F%2B7nIubGvlfiNTJPbcclLXYKis%3D&amp;reserved=0">Conference Program</a>.</p> <p>Featuring an amazing array of speakers from more than 35 countries, topics being covered include: conservation, technology and innovation, building with wood, livelihoods, wildfires and climate change, wildlife and carbon sequestration and forest policy, among others.</p> <p>We promise you, this event will be the highlight this August among the global forest community. Join us from August 16 to 18!<br /> Please Note: there may be further program updates in the coming weeks.</p> <p><a href="https://secure.ubcconferences.com/app/emc00/register.aspx?OrgCode=01&amp;EvtID=18151&amp;AppCode=REG&amp;CC=121032303651">REGISTER HERE</a></p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 08/07/2021 - 00:23</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Conference Secretariat Email:</strong> <a href="mailto:cfc.2021@ubc.ca">cfc.2021@ubc.ca</a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/sol" hreflang="en">Forests, Soil and Water Interactions</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/821" hreflang="en">CFC</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/822" hreflang="en">Commonwealth Forestry Conference</a> Sat, 07 Aug 2021 00:23:34 +0000 abladesteven 792 at https://www.fornis.net World Environment Day Virtual Conference https://www.fornis.net/content/world-environment-day-virtual-conference <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">World Environment Day Virtual Conference</span> <strong>Date: </strong> <span class="event-dates"> Mon, 2021-06-07 <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/31/2021 - 15:40</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>COMSATS Center for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS) together with United Nations Environment Programme- International Ecosystem Management Program (UNEP-IEMP) cordially<strong> </strong>invite you to attend a Virtual Conference<strong> </strong>on the occasion of World Environment Day 2021 on the topic:</p> <p><strong>“Ecosystem Restoration in the Global South”</strong></p> <p><strong>on Monday, 7 June 2021</strong></p> <p><strong>from 3:00-5:00 PM (GMT+5)</strong></p> <p><strong>via Zoom link</strong></p> <p>Our planet is under increasing threats from ecological degradation, declining biodiversity, worsening desertification and frequent extreme weather events that pose severe challenges to human survival. Particularly, 1 billion people in over 100 developing countries are locked in the cycle of poverty and environmental degradation made worse by the effects of climate change. On the other hand, healthy ecosystems and their services provide opportunities for sustainable economic prosperity while at the same time providing defence against the negative effects of climate change.</p> <p>Embracing the theme of Ecosystem Restoration, this virtual conference will bring together key experts in the fields of ecosystem restoration, conservation, and sustainable management from the Global South to share good practices and lessons learnt of ecosystem research and management, as well as to explore partnership opportunities to further collaborate on the topics of ecosystem restoration.</p> <p><strong>To attend the conference, kindly </strong><strong><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fzoom.us%2Fmeeting%2Fregister%2FtJYtfuiprj4qGNIF5uQmMBChqeLYmkqkUBQG&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Ca6a0c3b6cf0f4af3180508d92427cc42%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637580575630508050%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Rvm5Xg30A%2BkBWURga6OviQF%2BCBJ0R%2FmMs4X%2Fvkg8zoY%3D&amp;reserved=0">click here</a> to </strong><strong>register</strong><strong> </strong></p> <p>For any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact Saifullah Dilazak  (<a href="mailto:saif.cccs@comsats.org">saif.cccs@comsats.org</a>).</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Saifullah Khan Dilazak<br /> <a href="mailto:saif.cccs@comsats.org">saif.cccs@comsats.org</a><br /> Program Officer,<br /> COMSATS Center for Climate &amp; Sustainability (CCCS),<br /> COMSATS Secretariat,<br /> Shahrah-e- Jamhuriat, G-5/2<br /> Islamabad, Pakistan</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">COMSATS, UNEP-IEMP</div> </div> <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/fpep" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/pol" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> Mon, 31 May 2021 15:40:18 +0000 abladesteven 791 at https://www.fornis.net Session Recording for Webinar On Sustainable Management of Forests and Challenge of Deforestation in the Global South https://www.fornis.net/content/session-recording-webinar-sustainable-management-forests-and-challenge-deforestation-1 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Session Recording for Webinar On Sustainable Management of Forests and Challenge of Deforestation in the Global South</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Link For Webinar Recording:</strong></p> <p><a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Lq4a4GG7e3_CxHQ5K_HqYnLVhJBpXqV/view?usp=sharing">https://drive.google.com/file/d/15Lq4a4GG7e3_CxHQ5K_HqYnLVhJBpXqV/view?…</a></p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/22/2021 - 00:36</span> <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> Mon, 22 Feb 2021 00:36:32 +0000 abladesteven 790 at https://www.fornis.net Webinar On Sustainable Management of Forests and Challenge of Deforestation in the Global South https://www.fornis.net/content/webinar-sustainable-management-forests-and-challenge-deforestation-global-south <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Webinar On Sustainable Management of Forests and Challenge of Deforestation in the Global South</span> <strong>Date: </strong> <span class="event-dates"> Thu, 2021-02-18 <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 02/15/2021 - 19:00</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Meeting</strong> <strong>Link</strong>:<br /> <a href="https://zoom.us/j/91273910239">https://zoom.us/j/91273910239</a>? pwd=QnNEUlB0alZSbTk4NHdLdER6T1U1UT09</p> <p><strong>Meeting</strong> <strong>ID</strong>: 912 7391 0239</p> <p><strong>Passcode</strong>: 353637</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-02/Flyer_CCCS_CSIR_18020221.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=398609">Flyer_CCCS_CSIR_18020221.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>389.27 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">COMSATS - CCCS, CSIR - FORIG, FORNESSA </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-wwwurl field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Website</div> <div class="field__item"><p><strong>Meeting</strong> <strong>Link</strong>:<br /> <a href="https://zoom.us/j/91273910239">https://zoom.us/j/91273910239</a>? pwd=QnNEUlB0alZSbTk4NHdLdER6T1U1UT09</p> <p><strong>Meeting</strong> <strong>ID</strong>: 912 7391 0239<br /> <strong>Passcode</strong>: 353637</p> </div> </div> <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/fpep" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/pol" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> Mon, 15 Feb 2021 19:00:11 +0000 abladesteven 787 at https://www.fornis.net NEW IUFRO-SPDC ONLINE TRAINING WORKSHOP ON SYSTEMATIC EVIDENCE EVALUATION ON FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION. https://www.fornis.net/content/new-iufro-spdc-online-training-workshop-systematic-evidence-evaluation-forest-landscape <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NEW IUFRO-SPDC ONLINE TRAINING WORKSHOP ON SYSTEMATIC EVIDENCE EVALUATION ON FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION. </span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>We draw your attention to IUFRO's <strong>call for expressions of interest</strong> in the new <strong>IUFRO-SPDC online </strong><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iufro.org%2Fscience%2Fspecial%2Fspdc%2Ftw%2Fonline-course-systematic-evidence-evaluation-2021%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cb1c215230e734ff49ddf08d8c8ebe2be%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637480262733182855%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=9SxkJRNGiB3FJqkB%2Bd1MGk7YPV0qY69wKLbIs18cjzQ%3D&amp;reserved=0"><strong>Training Workshop on Systematic Evidence Evaluation on Forest Landscape Restoration</strong></a> that is coming up on <strong>22-26 March 2021</strong>.</p> <p>The training workshop is organized by the IUFRO Special Programme for Development of Capacities (IUFRO-SPDC) in collaboration with the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. It is <em><strong>free of charge for participants, but the total number of participants is limited to 40.</strong></em><br />  </p> <p><em><strong>Why develop research skills in systematic evidence evaluation?</strong></em></p> <p>The need for quantitative and qualitative scientific evidence for policy and management has significantly risen in recent years as the world is becoming increasingly interlinked with complex problems awaiting adequate policy and management decisions at all levels. This holds also true for the land use sector where forests and trees play key roles in the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of landscapes, particularly against the backdrop of the most pressing problems in the 21st century such as poverty, food security, transformation to a greener economy and sustainable development. In this context, it is important that sufficient evidence is generated from the body of globally available scientific research for the purpose of informing policy decisions and actions about forests and forest-related land-uses.<br />  </p> <p><em><strong>Who should participate?</strong></em></p> <p>Early and mid-career scientists from <strong>economically-disadvantaged countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America </strong>who are:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>working on research issues related to forest landscape restoration,</li> <li>interested in learning how to apply elements used in a systematic review to make their own work more robust and reliable, and</li> <li>interested in meeting international peers in an open, collaborative environment with shared learning and peer-to-peer support.</li> </ul> <p> Please submit your interest by filling out the online form at: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2FSystematicEvidenceEvaluationonFLR2021&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cb1c215230e734ff49ddf08d8c8ebe2be%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637480262733182855%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=EGDEklHppJeHrS6uP88K902G6yeYrBKvjpNHMTym%2BBk%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SystematicEvidenceEvaluationonFLR2021</a></p> <p>Deadline for submissions: <strong>28 February</strong>  <strong>2021</strong>, 23:59 GMT</p> <p> </p> <p>Links:</p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Detailed information on the online Training Workshop on Systematic Evidence Evaluation on Forest Landscape Restoration<strong>: </strong><a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.iufro.org%2Fscience%2Fspecial%2Fspdc%2Ftw%2Fonline-course-systematic-evidence-evaluation-2021%2F&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cb1c215230e734ff49ddf08d8c8ebe2be%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637480262733192850%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=6tDHe%2F%2BR%2Bk%2FDvsZU6yzRaVf%2B559eklORMNbPTIlHzpk%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.iufro.org/science/special/spdc/tw/online-course-systematic-evidence-evaluation-2021/</a></li> <li>Expression of Interest form: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2FSystematicEvidenceEvaluationonFLR2021&amp;data=04%7C01%7C%7Cb1c215230e734ff49ddf08d8c8ebe2be%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637480262733192850%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=K3qb2CL0cyz2%2FlcC13aZKEIyAR4TuqpK1DVLkgJPLYg%3D&amp;reserved=0">https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SystematicEvidenceEvaluationonFLR2021</a></li> </ul> <p> </p> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 02/04/2021 - 09:43</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Contact us at <a href="mailto:office@iufro.org">office@iufro.org</a> or visit <a href="https://www.iufro.org/">https://www.iufro.org/</a></p> <p>IUFRO Headquarters, Marxergasse 2, 1030 Vienna, Austria.</p> <p>Imprint: <a href="https://www.iufro.org/legal/#c74">https://www.iufro.org/legal/#c74</a> * Privacy policy: <a href="https://www.iufro.org/legal/#c10397">https://www.iufro.org/legal/#c10397</a></p> </div> </div> <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/8" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/7" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> <a href="/taxonomy/term/820" hreflang="en">IUFRO-SPDC</a> Thu, 04 Feb 2021 09:43:07 +0000 abladesteven 786 at https://www.fornis.net 4th Session of Lectures / Presentations on South - South and Triangular cooperation for socio-economic development in the South https://www.fornis.net/content/4th-session-lectures-presentations-south-south-and-triangular-cooperation-socio-economic <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">4th Session of Lectures / Presentations on South - South and Triangular cooperation for socio-economic development in the South</span> <strong>Date: </strong> <span class="event-dates"> Tue, 2021-01-26 - Tue, 2021-01-26 <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/294" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">abladesteven</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/22/2021 - 17:59</span> <div class="field field--name-field-loc field--type-string-long field--label-inline"> <div class="field__label">Location</div> <div class="field__item">ZOOM</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Greetings from COMSATS Center for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS) and Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS) !</p> <p>Reference is made to the subject online lecture series in which the eminent experts from member countries and international partner organizations are sharing their insights on how to effectively address the socio-economic needs of the developing countries through South – South and Triangular cooperation in science and technology.</p> <p>In this regard, the fourth lecture session under the aforementioned series will be held on 26<sup>th</sup> January 2021 from 14:00 hrs. to 15:15 hrs. (Pakistan Time), in which Prof. Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary, Director ICCBS, Pakistan &amp; Coordinator General COMSTECH; and Prof. Dr. Hosam El-Sayed, Assistant Vice President for Research, NRC, Egypt, will deliver lectures. The programme is enclosed herewith for your kind perusal.</p> <p>Please note that the aforementioned session can be joined through the following web-link: <br /> <a href="https://zoom.com.cn/j/89593324066?pwd=R1FESHVhZzJUL1l0ZjFndkI5VVQydz09">https://zoom.com.cn/j/89593324066?pwd=R1FESHVhZzJUL1l0ZjFndkI5VVQydz09</a><br /> <strong>Meeting</strong> ID: 895 9332 4066<br /> <strong>Passcode</strong>: 772653</p> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-contactinfo field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Contact info</div> <div class="field__item"><p>Saifullah Khan Dilazak, <br /> Research Associate,<br /> <a href="mailto:Saif.cccs@comsats.org">Saif.cccs@comsats.org</a> <br /> COMSATS Center for Climate &amp; Sustainability (CCCS),<br /> COMSATS Secretariat,<br /> Shahrah-e- Jamhuriat, G-5/2<br /> Islamabad, Pakistan<br /> +92519214515-17</p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><table data-striping="1"> <thead> <tr> <th>Attachment</th> <th>Size</th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf"> <a href="https://www.fornis.net/sites/default/files/2021-01/Programme_4th%20Lecture%20Session.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=74666">Programme_4th Lecture Session.pdf</a></span> </td> <td>72.92 KB</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-fund field--type-string-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Funding bodies</div> <div class="field__item">COMSATS </div> </div> <a href="/uti" hreflang="en">Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future</a> / <a href="/fpep" hreflang="en">Forests and People</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/5" hreflang="en">Forests and Climate Change</a> / <a href="/pol" hreflang="en">Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Biological Invasions</a> / <a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Other Information</a> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 17:59:28 +0000 abladesteven 785 at https://www.fornis.net