Preliminary schedule


 Draft COFO/WFW schedule 

 

Draft side events schedule 

  


Key:
COFO sessions and related WFW meetings
WFW side events

 Monday 24 September

0930-1030

 

Opening of World Forest Week (WFW)                              
Keynote speeches
Signing ceremony
Plenary Hall

 

 

1030-1230

COFO Plenary
Item 1: Opening of the 21st Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO)
Item 2: Adoption of the agenda
Item 3: Election of officers and designation of the drafting committee
Item 4: State of the World's Forest 2012
Plenary Hall

1300-1430

Implementing the Forest Instrument: Country Experiences
Austria Room C237

Investing in locally controlled forests: broadening the financial basis for sustainable forest management
Iran Room B016
 

1430-1600

Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative
Iran Room B016

 

1430-1600

WFW
Item 5: Translating the outcome of Rio+20 into action
Red Room

WFW
Item 5
: Forests and forest products at the heart of sustainable production and consumption
Green Room

 

1600-1730

COFO Plenary
Item 5: Translating the outcome of Rio+20 into action
Red Room

 

 

1800-2000

RFC Bureau
Mexico Room D211

 

 

 Tuesday 25 September

0900-1200Asia Pacific Forestry Commission
Executive Committee
Cuba Room B224
D209 
0930-1100 WFW
Item 6a:
Integrating forests with environmental and land use policies at all levels
Red Room 
0930-1230

Forest Plantations – towards a sustainable future
Iran Room B016

  
1100-1230WFW
Item 6c: Broadening the financial basis for SFM: wood and non-wood products, services, innovations, markets, investments and international instruments
Red Room
1115-1230

Thinking globally acting locally: Linking country efforts to global forest law enforcement and governance (FLEG) processes
Malaysia Room B227

 

  

1230-1430The UN-REDD Programme: Country Successes
Iran Room B016
Wood and the green economy: Forests grow solutions
to global challenges
(closes at 1415)
Green Room
 
E-forestry at FAO
(closes at 1330)
Queen Juliana Room B324
1330-1500

Collaborative Partnership on Forests Communications
Indonesia Room

   

1400-1700

International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) Working Group
Canada Room A356

Lebanon Room D209  
 

1415-1530

Boreal Group Meeting
Queen Juliana Room B324

 

1430-1600

 

WFW
Item 6b:
Forests, trees and people together in a living landscape: A key to rural development
Red Room

Russian Federation Forest Sector Outlook Study Launch 2030
Iran Room B016 

 

 

1600-1730 

WFW
Item 6d:
Sound information and knowledge base for better policies and good governance
Red Room

Challenges and opportunities for wildlife management in Sub-Saharan Africa
German Room C269

 

1630-1800Extraordinary Session Committee Mediterranean Forestry Question-SilvaMed
Mexico Room D211  
    

1815

COFO/WFW Welcome Reception
Aventino Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Wednesday 26 September

0830-1330

FAO Wild First Advisory Group Meeting
Queen Juliana Room

Watershed management and its contribution to food security and climate change adaption
(closes at 1000) Iran Room B016
0900-1230Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP) working meeting
Finnish Forestry Room D440

 

0930-1230

 

 

COFO Plenary
Item 6: Strengthening forestry's cross sectoral linkages
Item 6a: Integrating forests with environmental and land use policies at all levels
Item 6b: Forests, trees and people together in a living landscape: A key to rural development
Item 6c: Broadening the financial basis for sustainable forest management: wood and non-wood products, services, innovations, markets, investments and international instruments
Item 6d: Sound information and knowledge base for better policies and good governance (incl.Item 7d: Measuring governance indicators)
Red Room

1015-1115Forest monitoring for REDD+ in Paraguay
Austria Room C237
 
1245-1430Standing Committee on Commonwealth Forestry
Malaysia Room B227

Share Fair: Presentation of the  FAO Forestry programme
(closes at 1345) Flag Room

1300-1430

Role of forests in green economy: Building upon the forward momentum of REDD+
Austria Room C237

Research Panel
German Room C269

 

1315-1415Share Fair: Fostering stakeholders involvement in forest policy process
Facilitation Room, Main Library

Share Fair: The Excellence Factor
Culture Change Room, Main Library

1400-1600

Taking action: the forest sector in a green economy in the ECE region (1415 start)
Mexico Room

Forest information tools for improved decision-making
(closes at 1500)
Pakistan Room A127

 

1430-1530

WFW on Item 7a: Report on progress, including SILVAMED, IPC, ACPWP
Green Room

WFW on Item 7a:
International Year of Forests & communication strategies
Red Room

NEFC Bureau Meeting
Lebanon Room, D209
(closes at 1600)

1500-1700

Managing landscapes and fires in a changing climate
India Room A327

Transforming degraded and deforested forest
lands into living landscapes- the Bonn Challenge to restore 150m hectares by 2020
German Room C269

Associacõ Brasileira de Celulose e Papel (BRACELPA)
(closes at 1800) Cuba Room B224

 

1530-1615

WFW on Item 7cForest Resources Assessment
Green Room

WFW on Item 9b:
Education and research
Red Room

1630-1900

COFO Plenary
Item 7: Follow up on the recommendations of the 20th Session of COFO
Item 7a: Report on progress and experiences of the International Year of Forests 2011
Item 7f: Multi-year programme of work for COFO 2012-2015
Red Room

 Thursday 27 September

0930-1100

COFO Plenary
Item 7: cont.
Item 7b: Review of the activities of forest and rangeland bodies in the Near East region
Item 7c: Long-term strategy for forest resources assessment
Item 7e: Enhanced work on vegetation fires
Item 8: Decisions and Recommendations of FAO Bodies of Interest to COFO
Red Room 

 

1045-1200

Fair Share of the Pie: How to ensure communities benefit from private partnership and public initiatives in the forest sector
German Room C269
 

 

1100-1130

COFO Plenary
Wangari Maathai Award
Red Room

 

 

1130-1230

COFO Plenary
Item 9a: Main findings of the strategic evaluation of FAO's role and work in forestry
Red Room

AWFC Bureau meeting
Lebanon Room 209

1200-1300

Share Fair: Forest policy in Central Africa: lessons learned and ways for moving forward
Culture Change Room, Main Library
 

FAO Forestry Regional Programme in Latin America and the Caribbean
German Room C269 (closes at 1345)
 

 
1245-1400

Forest Europe: Contributions by regional processes to SFM in a changing world
Mexico Room

1300-1430Building resilient forest landscapes in drylands
Iran Room B016

Green Carbon, Black Trade -  Illegal logging, corruption, tax fraud and laundering in the World’s tropical forests. A UNEP Rapid response assessment (closes at 1400)
Green Room

 
Advisory Panel on forest knowledge
Indonesia Room
 
1315-1415

Ten years of NFP Facility (2002-2012): country support, experiences, lessons learned and ways forward
Culture Change Room, Main Library
 

1430-1730

COFO Plenary
Item 9b: Programme priorities for FAO in Forestry

Item 10: Date and place of the next session of COFO
Red Room

1700-1800Forests for People: The vital role of forests for the future
Iran Room B016
 
1730-1930

Event on 3rd Mediterranean Forest Week
German Room C269
 

Steering Committee COFLAC
Lebanon Room D209

 

 Friday 28 September

0900-1230

Organizing Committee of the Third Mediterranean Forest Week
India Room A327

  

 

0930-1100

WFW
Voluntary guidelines on the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests
Green Room

WFW
Panel on future needs in forestry workforce
Red Room

1000-1100Synergies in implementing REDD, FLEGT and NFPs
Austria  Room C237
1100-1230WFW
National Forest Programme Facility evolving into Forest & Farm Facility
Iran Room

WFW
Forest and climate change: impacts, needs and responses
Green Room

WFW
Jobs-Fair with IFSA and partners
Flag Hall

1230-1330

FLEGT Voluntary Partnership Agreements and the European Union Timber Regulation
Iran Room B016 (closes at 1345)

Share Fair: National Forest Inventory: experiences, challenges
and lessons learned
Facilitation Room, Main Library

1300-1430

Green cities for health and wellbeing - key role of trees and forests
for resilient cities
Lebanon  Room D209
 

Share Fair: Sustainable Forest Management tool box
Culture Change Room, Main Library (closes at 1415) Lunch provided

1430-1730

COFO Plenary
Item 11: Adoption of the report of 21st Session of COFO
Item 12: Closure of COFO & WFW
Red Room

Organizing Committee of the Third Mediterranean Forest Week
India Room A327 (closes 1700)
 
 

lastUpdate  Friday, February 8, 2013