Forestry: A sectoral response to climate change

21st to 23rd November 2006

What was the event?

This international conference brought together leading experts from 15 countries to consider practical proposals on the way forward:

  • Can we predict the impacts of climate change on boreal, temperate and tropical forest systems?
  • What contribution can carbon sequestration in forests globally make to the mitigation of climate change?
  • Does present forestry policy and practice adequately accommodate the current understanding of climate change?
  • Are the current international frameworks and agreements achieving sustainable forestry, reforestation and are they
  • sufficient to stop deforestation and forest degradation?
  • How should the national and international forest sectors respond to climate change in future?
  • Are new research, organisational, policy and practice initiatives required?

Conference programme

Summary report

Presentations given at the conference are provided below.

Who was the event suitable for?

Invited participants dawn from an international community of scientific experts and policy makers.

Where did the event take place?

Wilton Park Conferences
Wiston House
West Sussex BN44 3DZ



Peter Freer-Smith
Research Director
Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU9 0DE

Tel: 01420 22255
Fax: 01420 23653