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FAO: Forest Adaptation 2008 Conference

May 2008: Organized jointly by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations, the International Forest Adaptation 2008 Conference will take place in Umeå, Sweden, from 25-28 August 2008.

The conference theme is “Adaptation of Forests and Forest Management to Changing Climate with Emphasis on Forest Health: A Review of Science, Policies, and Practices.” Two other conferences will also be held shortly after the Forest Adaptation 2008 conference: the 14th Conference of the International Boreal Forest Research Organisation on “The role of boreal forests in a global context,” to be held from 22-27 September 2008, in Harbin, China; and the International Conference on the “Role of Forests in Climate Management: Research-Innovation – Capacity Building,” co-organised by the Federal Forest Agency of Russia, the World Bank Group, FAO, IUFRO and WHO, to be held from 4-7 October 2008, in St-Petersburg, Russia. Interaction is being planned among these events so that declarations and recommendations can be used to raise the overall awareness of forest-related issues within the global debate on climate change.

[Conference website] [Secretariat: forest-adaptation-2008-abstracts@fao.org]