The International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment (IPC) 26th session will be hold virtually for the first time on 5th to 8th October 2021. The session was originally programmed to be held in Rome in October 2020 but had to be rescheduled due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The theme of this year’s meeting will be “The role of Salicaceae and other fast-growing trees in economic recovery, sustainable wood supplies and climate change mitigation”, and the call for abstracts will be open until May 21st. The selection of this year’s theme responds to the current challenges posed by moving towards green, bio-based and climate-smart economies and the opportunities offered by fast-growing trees that can contribute to achieving this goal.
The IPC encourages the submissions of abstracts from authors with different backgrounds to foster deliberation from diverse viewpoints. The authors selected for oral presentations will be requested to provide pre-recorded video presentations to the organizers of the Session. Those selected for poster presentation should provide their presentations in an electronic format. Oral and poster presentations will be in English.
IPC also invites its National Commissions to submit the names and affiliations of their representatives to the session to IPC-Secretariat@fao.org.
The virtual 26th Session will include live interactions of Members, technical presentations, and side events relevant to the IPC. Proposals for side events should be submitted to the IPC-Secretariat by 1st May 2021. These proposals must include the theme of the side event and its relevance to the IPC, as well as the format of the event.
Registration to the conference will be open until September 10th, and all meetings held from Tuesday to Friday are open to every registered participant.
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