- Discuss the current state of knowledge on the role of forests in reducing and mitigating the impacts of natural disasters.;
- Examine the human dimensions of natural disasters and the potential role of forests in mitigating disaster-related problems.;
- Indicate how forests and forestry could be integrated in the disaster management strategies and plans at the local, national and regional levels.; and,
- Discuss the potential value and a framework for a regional action plan on forests for natural disasters.
Managing wind risk in forests
Tsunami mitigating effects of forests in the Great East Japan Earthquake
Forests and floods: drowning in fiction or thriving on facts?
Wildfire science and management: protection and mitigation
The 2004 landslides in Southern Sierra Madre, Philippines
Impacts of natural disasters on local communities
Forests and forestry in enhancing resilience of local communities
Forests in disaster risk reduction
Forests, natural disasters and climate change: post 2020 international scenarios
Disaster-resistant timber construction