Tackling climate change: the contribution of forest scientific knowledge

21 to 24 May 2012

What was the event?

This international conference focused on the current state of knowledge on climate change impacts on forest ecosystems, services and activities. It highlighted methods and challenges to mitigate or tackle climate change impacts, both before they arise and once they have occurred. It showed how climate change and forest sciences address the issues facing forest managers.

The conference essentially focused on temperate forests, obviously European ones, but also those of North-America, Asia and South hemisphere.

The conference provided a forum for stakeholders where the key issues of climate change was presented and discussed by a panel of stakeholders and scientists working on climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Conference flyer (PDF-892K)
Includes background and detailed programme.

See the conference website for latest information.

Forest Research involvement:

  • Peter Freer-Smith (Research Director) was on the organising committee.
  • We are involved with the MOTIVE, REINFFORCE and TRANZFOR projects.

Who was the event suitable for?

Scientists, policy makers, planners, managers, specialized journalists and representatives of a wide range of socioeconomic, ecological and institutions.

Where did the event take place?

VINCI Centre International de Congrès de Tours
26 Boulevard Heurteloup
37042 Tours Cedex 1


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