Asia-Pacific Forestry Week

 

RAP PUBLICATION 2009/04

Asia-Pacific Forestry Week
Forestry in a changing world

A summary of events of the first Asia-Pacific Forestry Week
Hanoi, Viet Nam

21-26 April 2008

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL OFFICE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

Bangkok, 2009



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Printed and published in Bangkok, Thailand

Photo contest winning photograph


"My forest, My Home"
Eko Bambang Subiantoro 2008

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

OPENING ADDRESSES

H.E. Cao Duc Phat,Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Viet Nam

Jan Heino,Assistant Director-General Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

PLENARY SESSIONS

People, forests and human well-being: managing forests for people in a period of rapid change

Forests, climate and change

Timber trade, forest law compliance and governance

PARALLEL SESSIONS

The twenty-second session Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission

The Pacific regional workshop: “Global Forest Resources Assessment - FRA 2010”

The workshop: “Facilitating and promoting national forest programmes in Asia-Pacific region”

The Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network (APFISN) workshop: “Risk-based targeted surveillance for forest invasive species”

The INBAR workshop: “The potential of bamboo in the CDM”

The workshop: “REDD: a steep learning curve notes from a session”

The meeting: “Proposed Asia-Pacific universities forest education network”

The workshop: “Protected areas, equity and livelihoods (PAEL)”

The workshop: “Towards responsible management of planted forests in the Asia-Pacific region”

The workshop: “Disseminating scientific information for policy and management”

The workshop: “Implementation of the fire management voluntary guidelines in the Asia-Pacific region”

The seminar: “Poverty reduction through forestry-related activities in Asia”

CLOSING ADDRESSES

Nguyen Ngoc Binh, Director General, Department of Forestry

Jan Heino, Assistant Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

ESSAYS

Balancing environment, protecting livelihoods: issues facing forest and forestry in Asia and the Pacific today

Bringing culture back in: nurturing the forests of Asia-Pacific for the present and future generations

Forests: thrillers, martyrs, and healers

NEWSLETTER

Day 1 Newsletter

Day 2 Newsletter

Day 3 Newsletter

Day 4 Newsletter

Day 5 Newsletter



Photo contest winner:
Eko Bambang Subiantoro (Indonesia),
with Patrick Durst, Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission Secretary