World Forestry Congress 2015

Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future

7 - 11 September 2015, Durban, South Africa
Tuesday | 12:45 – 14:15 | Mystrals Lower, Exhibition Centre

Plantations for sustainable productive landscapes

This event provides an opportunity for three organizations to share their work concerning timber plantations within sustainable productive landscapes. The International Union of Forest Research Organizations has created a task force to strengthen sustainable management research in the wake of the 2014 World Congress; The Forests Dialogue is conducting a global stakeholder survey and review of plantations; CIFOR is focusing on perceptions of rural populations towards industrial tree plantations, new practices and management tools across the tropics and subtropics.

Speakers will share findings from three initiatives and how this knowledge can influence future work on plantations for sustainable productive landscapes.

Related Publications

Pirard, R., 2015, Forêts plantées : quelles opportunités pour une gestion durable?, In: “L’avenir des forêts tropicales”, CIRAD, France (forthcoming)

Schirmer, J., Pirard, R. and P. Kanowski, 2015, Promises and perils of plantation forestry, Earthscan, (forthcoming)



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