Keynote addresses

Confirmed plenary speakers

SpeakerKeynote title

Abigail Kimbell, Chief of the  USDA Forest Service

Managing forests in an era of climate change: Perspectives from the U.S. Forest Service

Michael Wood, Ambassador of the United States to Sweden

Alternative Energy Cooperation between the U.S. and Sweden
and the Search for Forest-based Solutions

Dieter Schoene, Climate change specialist and consultant

Forest health and adaptation of forest management: Perspectives from the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report (AR4)

Jacques Régnière Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Laurentian Forestry Centre, Quebec, Canada

Predicting insect continental distributions from the physiology of individuals.

Hans R. Heinimann
Swiss Federal Institute of  Technology
Institute of Terrestrial Ecosystems

Precision Forestry - A Key Concept to Make Adaptive Management  Operational?

Malik Amin Aslam, Former Minister of State for Environment, Government of Pakistan

Carbon Market Development in Pakistan – Leveraging the innovative role of Forest Management

Catherine Potvin, Special Advisor, Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente, Republica de Panama and Professor, McGill University

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation: International Negotiations and Technical Challenges

Brent Larson, Standards Officer, International Plant Protection Convention Secretariat, Rome, Italy

Phytosanitary issues related to climate change, invasive alien species and tradeHow to use the framework of the International Plant Protection Convention for the management of forest health.

Doug Konkin, Deputy Minister, British Columbia Ministry of Forests
Learning to deal with climate change and catastrophic forest disturbances
Risto Seppälä, Finnish Forest Research Institute 

Increasing Knowledge about Adapatation of Forests to Climate Change: An Expert Panel Approach

Nur Masripatin, Forestry Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Forestry, Indonesia Mainstreaming climate change adaptation issues into forest policies and management practices: a way to bring concepts into actions

Balgis Osman Elasha, Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources, Khartoum, Sudan

Assessment of impacts and adaptation to climate change and the links to sustainable development in Africa

Eskil Erlandsson, Minister for Agriculture, Sweden


Swedish Forest Policy in a changing World

last updated:  Wednesday, August 6, 2008