Recent and unprecedented economic and social change in the Asia-Pacific region has significantly altered the way forests are regarded and used. It is in acknowledgement of a new kind of society-forest dynamic in the region that the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission, in partnership with member countries and other international organizations, is conducting the second Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study (APFSOS II). This major international conference is being organized to strengthen the consultative and capacity-building processes of APFSOS II by bringing together diverse stakeholders and expertise to provide broader perspectives on emerging changes, probable scenarios and their implications for forests and forestry in the region.
First Call for Abstracts for Voluntary Papers!
The conference will provide opportunities to present selected voluntary papers. Main discussion areas and subjects on which to present voluntary papers will include:
Current situation of Asia-Pacific forests and forestry
Societal transition in Asia and the Pacific and probable scenarios for forests and forestry
Impacts of globalization on forests and forestry in Asia and the Pacific
Challenges in balancing environmental, economic and social needs
Policy, institutional and technological adaptation for the 21st Century
Abstracts (about 250 words) of voluntary papers should be submitted not later than 15 May 2007 and full papers should be submitted not later than 15 August 2007.
Conference website information and registration details to follow shortly.
Please address all communications relating to this conference to:
Mr. Patrick Durst
Senior Forestry Officer
FAO Regional Officer for Asia and the Pacific
39 Phra Atit Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: + 66 2 697 4139
Fax: + 66 2 697 4445