Please note that although conference registration is closed you are invited to join the high-level policy panel on The future of forests managed for multiple services in Europe – where are we heading towards and what can we expect from the “European Green Deal”? on Thursday, 27 February 2020, 7:30 to 9:15 pm, taking place at Caesar Research Centre.
Registration is not required. Admission is free.
Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services across the globe
Dates: February 26-28, 2020
Venue: Research Centre CAESAR, Bonn, Germany
About the conference
Forests are among the planet’s most important human life-supporting ecosystems. A variety of forest management concepts, such as sustainable forest management, ecosystem-based management, close-to-nature-forestry or multifunctional forestry have been developed to accommodate distinct social demands in different contexts.
Such forest management approaches are embedded in complex policy contexts, that build on a large variety of policies and initiatives. Governing and managing forests for multiple ecosystem services has for a long time been an important paradigm.
Furthermore, several factors that influence both forest policies and management originate from other sectors, such as agriculture, environment, energy, and rural development. At the same time, major global challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss, rising demands for products and services due to global population and economic growth, and urbanisation affect the way how forests are and can be governed and managed.
The conference objective is to compile and synthesise the scientific evidence related to the current state of integrated forest management approaches. This can be understood as approaches where both policy and forest management provide a multitude of services at the same time, either at the forest stand or at the forest landscape level.
The conference brings together academic researchers from different disciplines such as policy analysis, ecology, economics, forest (ecosystem) management and conservation. It also will engage policymakers and practitioners.
Note: registration on-site is not possible due to limited capacity.
Please find more information on venue, housing and other practicalities here: Practical Information
Program in brief:
|Opening day: Wednesday, February 26th|
|11:30 – 12:30||Registration (lunch provided)|
|12:30 - 13:00||
Plenary 1: “Tour de planet”
How are forest governed and managed for multiple services across the globe? (Chair: Gesche Schifferdecker and Ewa Hermanowicz)
|16:00 – 16:30||Coffee break|
|16:30 – 18:00||
Parallel oral sessions
Parallel poster-speed talks: Different perspectives on managing forests (Chair: Marcus Lindner)
P1 The social and political sciences perspectives
P2 The economic perspective
P3 The silvicultural and conservation perspectives
-- Entrance Hall
|19:00 – 21:00||Networking dinner buffet|
|Day 2: Thursday, February 27th|
The drivers & outcomes of forest management approaches for multiple services: exploring distinct research perspectives
Researchers present what specific disciplines/scientific communities can contribute to the conference questions
|11:15 – 11:30||Coffee break|
|11:30 – 13:00||
Parallel oral sessions
|13:00 -14:00||Lunch break|
Parallel oral sessions
|15:30 – 18:00||Field trip to the Kottenforst (coffee break included)|
|18:30 – 19:30||Early dinner buffet in CAESAR venue|
|19:30 – 21:15||
Panel Discussion (public event):
The future of forests managed for multiple services in Europe – where are we heading towards and what can we expect from the “European Green Deal”? (Chair: Georg Winkel)
Eva Müller (BMEL)
Luc Bas (IUCN European Regional Office)
Bernhard Budil (Austrian “Land- und Forstbetriebe”)
Mads Jensen (Danish Nature Agency/Integrate Network Chair)
Humberto Delgado-Rosa (DG Environment)
Scientific interventions by:
Gert-Jan Nabuurs (Wageningen University & Research) on climate change
Jørgen Bo Larsen (University of Copenhagen) on forest biodiversity
Day 3: Friday, February 28th
Note: restricted to invited stakeholders, conference committee, and scientists from Polyfores and InForMar project only
|8:30 – 8:45||Opening plenary|
|8:45 – 9:45||Scientific interventions|
|9:45 – 10:00||Presentation of the “key findings”|
|10:00 – 10:30||Coffee Break|
|10:30 – 11:45||Parallel science policy workshop|
|11:45 – 12:00||Short break|
|12:00 – 13:00||Presentation of findings from science policy workshop|
|13:00 – 13:15||Closure|
|13:15 – 14:00||Lunch and departure|
Several international organisations are cooperating for the setting up of the event: SLU, University of Freiburg, BOKU, CTFC, NMBU, CEPF, CIFOR, WSL, KU Leuven, University Padova-TESAF, INRA-Nancy IUFRO and Wald und Holz NRW