Opening Session: Forestry in a Changing World

21 Apr 2008,

Organizer: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

09.00-09.10 Introduction

Welcome remarks

  • His Excellency, Hoang Trung Hai, Deputy Prime Minister, Vietnam
  • Jan Heino, ADG of FAO Forestry

Keynote Address:

  • Ms. Sunita Narain, Director of the Centre for Science and Environment
10.15-10.45 Coffee/tea/tea break
  • Keynote Address: Prof. Norman Myers, Fellow at 21st Century School, Green College and Said Business School, University of Oxford

Introductory remarks from the international research community

  • Dr. Frances Seymour, Director-General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
11.50-12.00 Presentation of gifts
12.00 Announcements