Forum on Forests and Energy – Balancing Risks and Opportunities

As part of the XIII World Forestry Congress, the objectives of this Forum are to: assess and share the current state of knowledge about the risks and opportunities for forestry in future bioenergy markets; and assist forest policy makers to provide informed inputs into national and international policy discussions on bioenergy. Themes to be addressed include: bioenergy development and poverty alleviation; current status of markets and technologies for wood energy production; the environmental impact of bioenergy production systems; and bioenergy policies and measures for sustainable outcomes.  

date: 22 October 2009   location: Buenos Aires, Argentina   www: http://www.fao.org/forestry/foris/wfc/16e.pdf