Beijing hosts the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests

The 4th International Congress on Planted Forests (ICPF), which will take place In Beijing from October 23rd to 27th, aims to investigate the contribution of planted forests to green development in the context of global changes. The International Congress on Planted Forests is an international academic conference organized by the International Union on Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) with the technical support of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations through its Planted Forests Programme.

In this edition the congress topics include the sustainability of planted forests in the context of changing climates and the future role of planted forests in bio-resources sustainability, environmental protection and green development. The 4th ICPF will also be a space for networking and interaction for scientific communities, wider society and government policy initiatives related to planted forests.

Three congresses have been held so far. The 1st and 2nd International Congress on Planted Forests were held in Chile in 1999 and in New Zealand in 2003; the 3rd was held in Europe in 2013, including Bordeaux, France, Dublin, Ireland, Porto, Portugal and Estoril with separate satellite conferences and plenary sessions. More than 180 delegates from 38 countries attended the conference, representing national and regional governments, private enterprises, universities, research institutes, international organizations and non-governmental organizations. The Minister of Agriculture, Oceanography, Environment and Spatial Planning of Portugal and the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of France also attended the congress.

Key dates:

Proposal submission: May 31st, 2018

Abstract submission: June 15th, 2018

Early-bird Registration: up to 31st July, 2018

Regular Registration: 1st August – October 21st, 2018

Onsite Registration: after October 21st, 2018

Congress dates: October 23rd-27th, 2018

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