THE FUTURE OF FORESTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC: OUTLOOK FOR 2020

Are you concerned about the future of forests in the Asia-Pacific region?

Do you need to know more about the driving forces and direction of change in the region?

Do you want to be involved in shaping future forestry directions?

If you answer yes to these questions, then don't miss this conference!

16 – 18 October 2007
Chiang Mai, Thailand

Recent and unprecedented economic and social change in the Asia-Pacific region has significantly altered the way forests are regarded and used. It is in acknowledgement of a new society-forest dynamics in the region that the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission, in partnership with member countries and other international organizations, is conducting the second Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study (APFSOS II). This major international conference is being organized to strengthen the consultative and capacity-building processes of APFSOS II by bringing together diverse stakeholders and expertise to provide broader perspectives on emerging changes, probable scenarios and their implications for forests and forestry in the region.

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES

The main objectives of the conference are to:

  • analyse social, economic, institutional and technological changes in the Asia-Pacific region and their impacts on forests;
  • identify potential opportunities and challenges for forestry in the face of changing demands for forest goods and services; and
  • assess options available to address future demands on forests and priorities and strategies that may be pursued under different scenarios.

Expected outcomes from the conference include:

  • enhanced awareness of long-term changes in society-forest relationships and better definition of a 21st century vision for forestry in the region, taking onboard likely scenarios for development;
  • improved understanding of emerging opportunities and challenges for various stakeholders, enabling a more balanced approach to management and utilization of forest and tree resources appropriate to the overall needs of society;
  • better perception of how Asia-Pacific forests fit into global contexts and how they are contributing to production of global public goods; and
  • increased collaboration and partnerships to address problems at the global, regional and sub-regional levels.

Call for papers and posters

Meeting participants are kindly invited to submit papers and poster for the conference, read morehere.

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last updated:  Friday, November 30, 2007