European Forest Conference Addresses Climate and Energy Challenges
8 November 2008: The International Conference “The European
Forest-Based Sector: Bio-Responses to Address New Climate and Energy
Challenges?” took place from 6-8 November 2008, in Nancy, France. The
Conference aimed to provide policy makers with information regarding the role
of the forest-based sector in relation to the physical processes of the carbon
cycle, the competition between wood and other materials, and the energy market.
Held under the auspices of the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries,
with the support of the European Commission, and organized by Ecofor, France,
the conference addressed three themes: forests as carbon sinks; wood-based
products: carbon storage and energy conservation; and the forest-based sector
as a source of renewable energy.
Participants discussed the latest scientific
developments and options for policy development on the role of the forest-based
sector in light of climate change and the energy crisis. [IISDRS Coverage of the Conference]