18th Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO)

Schedule of Events

Meetings planned as of 6 March 2007 (subject to change)

Date

Time

Event

Meeting Room

Sunday

11 March

1100 – 1300

1500 - 1800

Regional Forestry Commission bureaux *

Lebanon Room

Monday

12 March

0900 – 1000

Regional Forestry Commission bureaux (cont) *

Lebanon Room

1015 - 1230

Special event on climate change : Address by
His Excellency Olusegun Obasanjo, President of Nigeria

Red Room

1430 - 1730

National forest programmes and poverty alleviation

Iran Room

1430 - 1730

Forests and energy

Green Room

1430 - 1730

Collaborative Partnership on Forests *

Mexico Room

1800 -

Reception

Hall of Flags

Tuesday

13 March

0930 - 1230

COFO opening plenary session:

·          State of the World’s Forests 2007

·          Forests and energy

Red Room

1245 – 1345

Information session: Liberia forestry sector reform

Iran Room

1430 - 1600

Forest health

Green Room

1430 - 1600

Understanding forest tenure

Iran Room

1600 - 1730

Fire management

Green Room

1600 - 1730

Small and medium-scale forest enterprises

Iran Room

1730 - 1800

Russian Forests: National and International Dimensions

Green Room

1800 - 2100

Project Market Place

Iran Room

Wednesday

14 March

0900 - 1300

COFO plenary session:

·          Forest protection

·          Putting forestry to work at the local level

Red Room

1300 – 1430

A higher priority for mountain activities

Lebanon Room

1315 - 1415

Voluntary guidelines: Forestry tools that contribute to sustainable development

Green Room

1330 - 1430

Standing Committee on Commonwealth Forestry*

German Room

1430 - 1630

In-session seminar: Regional action on sustainable forest management

Green Room

1645 - 1800

Quantitative targets in forest policy

Iran Room

1645 – 1800

Congo Basin forests: challenges and issues at stake

Austria Room

1645 - 1800

Drafting Committee *

Lebanon Room

Thursday

15 March

0930 - 1230

COFO plenary session:

·          Progressing towards sustainable forest management

·          Decisions and recommendations of FAO bodies

·          Shaping an action program for FAO in forestry

Red Room

1245 - 1345

Social standards for sustainable certified forests

Austria Room

1400 - 1600

Generating and sharing knowledge on forest resources – national and global monitoring and assessments

Iran Room

1430 - 1730

Drafting Committee *

Lebanon Room

1600 - 1700

Forests and Water: New generation of watershed management programmes

Iran Room

1830 - 2130

Drafting Committee *

Lebanon Room

Friday

16 March

0930 - 1100

The interface between forests and agriculture

Green Room

1100 - 1230

Reducing emissions from deforestation

Green Room

1430 - 1730

COFO closing plenary session:

·          XIII World Forestry Congress

·          Adoption of report

Red Room

last updated:  Thursday, March 8, 2007