FORESTS IN A CHANGING WORLD

 19th Session of the Committee on Forestry / World Forest Week

16 - 20 March 2009

 

Monday 16 March

0930 - 1230

 

 

Meeting of the Bureaux of
the Regional Forestry Commissions
Lebanon Room D209

Briefing on preparations for UNFF8
(no interpretation)
German Room C269

1430 - 1730

 

 

Opening of the 19th Session of COFO & World Forest Week
Plenary Hall Building A, third floor

State of the World's Forests 2009
FAO Strategy for Forests and Forestry
Speakers: CTS Nair and Jan Heino, FAO

CPF Strategic Framework on Forests and Climate Change
Speaker: Jan McAlpine, UNFF Secretariat

 

Tuesday 17 March

0930 - 1230

 

COFO Plenary
Plenary Hall, Building A, third floor

Sustainable Forest Management and Climate Change
Keynote speaker: Gro Harlem Brundtland,
UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on Climate Change

Additional speakers:
James Butler, Deputy Director-General, FAO
Emmanuel Ze Meka, Executive Director, ITTO
Frances Seymour, Director-General, CIFOR

1245 - 1415

World Forest Week Special Event Growing Forest Partnerships:
improving investments in locally controlled forests
Lebanon Room D209 (no interpretation)

1430 - 1730

 

COFO Plenary Adapting forest institutions
Red Room Building A, first floor

  • FAO Strategy for Forests and Forestry
  • FAO Strategic Framework and Medium-Term Plan

World Forest Week Special Events
German Room C269

  • State of the world's forest genetic resources (1430 - 1600)  AGENDA
  • FRA reporting on SFM and climate change (1600 - 1730)

Meeting of the Fire Management Actions Alliance (by invitation)
Finnish Forestry Room D440

1800 - 2000

Reception hosted by FAO
Atrium

Wednesday 18 March

0930 - 1230

COFO Plenary
Red Room Building A, first floor

  • Reducing emissions: forestry and land use change
  • Issues for COFO's attention
  • Forest genetic resources

World Forest Week Special Events
German Room C269

The future of forestry research and education

Meeting of the FRA Advisory Group (by invitation)
Mexico Room D211

1230 - 1430

CPF Meeting (by invitation)
Indonesia Room Building B, eighth floor

AFWC Bureau Meeting (by invitation)
FAO Restaurant Building C, eighth floor

1430 - 1730

World Forest Week Special Event
Green Room Building A, first floor
Heads of Forestry Dialogue: responding to change

 

Espace Gabon Building A, ground Floor
Meeting of the World Forestry Congress Advisory Committee (by invitation)

World Forest Week Special Event
Red Room Building A, first floor

  • Fire & climate change (1430 - 1600)
  • National forest monitoring and assessment & Climate Change  AGENDA (1600 - 1730)

Finnish Forestry Room D440
(1600 - 1730)
Meeting of the Silva Mediterranea Executive Committee (by invitation)

1800 - 2000

Reception hosted by ITTO and IUCN
FAO Cafeteria, Building B, eighth floor

Thursday 19 March

08:30-09:30

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)

India Room, A-327

0930 - 1230

COFO Plenary

Red Room Bld A first floor

  • Issues brought to COFO by other

       FAO bodies

  • Forest genetic resources
  • CPF Strategy on Forests and Climate Change: IUCN, IUFRO, and ICRAF
  • XIII World Forestry Congress

World Forest Week Special Events

German Room C269

0930 - 1100

  • Advancing SFM through GEF V

1100 - 1230

  • Advancing SFM through ITTO thematic programmes

Meeting of the International Wildland Fire Liaison Committee

(by invitation) Finnish Forestry Room D440

1230 - 1430

World Forestry Congress Reception

Hosted by the Government of Argentina

Flag Hall Building B

Asia - Pacific Forestry Commission:

glimpses of developments in

Asia - Pacific forestry

(no interpretation)

Iran Room Building B, mezzanine

(entry through Flag Hall)

1300 - 1430

International Forestry Students Association (no interpretation)

Canada Room A356

1330 - 1430

 

1400 - 1430

World Forest Week Special Event (no interpretation)

German Room C269

EC programme on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade

1430 - 1730

World Forest Week Special Events German Room C269

1430 - 1530

  • Access to financing for sustainable forest management

1600 - 1730

  • NFP Facility country experiences

    (no interpretation) 

World Forest Week Special Event 

(no interpretation)

Austria Room C237

1430 - 1630

  • Forest adaptation to climate change: CBD, GEF, IUCN

1630 - 1730

  • FAO-CIC wildlife partnership

 

1430 - 1630

Meeting of the COFLAC Executive Committee (by invitation)  Espace Gabon

1500 - 2000

Drafting Committee  Red Room  A building, first floor

 

Friday 20 March

0930 - 1130

World Forest Week Special Event  Red Room Bld A

Impacts of economic turbulence on the forest sector

0930 - 1700

Meeting of the Advisory Council of the International Model Forest Network

(by invitation) Canada Room A356  

1130 - 1430

COFO Plenary Red Room Bld A

Final agenda items, adoption of report, closure of COFO & WFW

 

last updated:  Thursday, March 19, 2009