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France to Host Conference on Forests, Climate and Energy

June

2008: During its presidency of the European Union, France will host an

international conference on the role of forests and their products in a post-2012

climate regime.

The

conference, entitled “The European Forest-based Sector: Bio-responses to

Address New Climate and Energy Challenges,” will take place in Nancy, France,

from 6-8 November 2008. The organization committee expects that the conference

will contribute information for negotiators preparing new post-2012

commitments. Discussions and presentations will focus on the role of the

forest-based sector in addressing: forests as carbon sinks; wood-based products

as carbon pools; and the sector as a source of renewable energy. [Conference

website]