XXV IUFRO World Congress

29 Sep - 05 Oct 2019, Curitiba, Brazil

The air you breathe, the water you drink, the food you eat, they all depend on the world’s forests.

You may not aware of it, but forests and trees provide a wide range of benefits to people, both in rural communities and urban centers worldwide. The benefits span from environmental, social and even cultural aspects. Thus, the conservation and sustainable management of forests and trees are closely linked to globally important societal challenges.

CIFOR will take part at the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, to present our latest work related to a range of topics addressed in the congress, including environmental protection, sustainable economic development, food security, health, water and energy resource provision, and climate change.

Find more details on IUFRO World Congress on http://iufro2019.com/.

Programs

Committed and held accountable? Exploring accountability relations of state, business and civil society organisations in multi-level forest governance

In recent times, states and business have made major commitments related to forests to move away from unsustainable business-as-usual pathways. Yet, so far rhetoric still dominates: large scale international investments in tropical deforestation continue, EU bioeconomy strategies seem to be at odds with climate goals and measurable outcomes in terms of avoided emissions are lacking, signaling problems with current governance responses and ineffectiveness of voluntary commitments.

Speakers

TIME

15:30-17:30

ROOM

R12 – Wing 2

Achieving REDD+: From local actions to national commitments

Considerable efforts have been made by developing countries to develop approaches that achieve emission reductions and access results-based finance at local, jurisdictional and national scale. This session will showcase pilot studies and research exploring approaches for achieving REDD+, and using results-based finance to incentivise these actions. Papers are invited that explore REDD+ actions, results-based finance or benefit sharing at project, jurisdictional or national level, from actions by local/traditional communities to regional or national policy and regulations, governance, including their impacts; with the aim of generating discussion of the challenges and potential solutions for linkage across these scales.

Speakers:

Amy Duchelle

Team leader – Climate change, energy & low-carbon, CIFOR

Carolina Gueiros

PhD student partner

Vivi Selviana

PhD student partner

Adriana Molina Garzon

PhD student partner

Javier Montoya

PhD student partner

TIME

08:30-10:30

ROOM

R04 – WING 3

Rising issues in mountain forests and mountain forest management

The characteristic features of mountain forests such as rough topography and steep environmental gradients provide unique habitats hosting high species diversity and diverse ecosystem services. Mountain forests are also crucial sources of wood. Social demand for forest products and services from local mountain people as well as from society outside mountain areas is increasing and puts intense pressure on mountain forest ecosystems. Global warming is changing mountain climates and disturbance regimes in mountain forests. This session will cover social and environmental issues in mountain regions including natural hazards such as avalanches and erosion, risk mitigation, harvesting systems, forest utilization and ecological characteristics. The session aims to identify threats and pressures on mountain forests and mountain people, how mountain forest ecosystems respond to these threats, and forest management approaches to deal with such pressures. We seek empirical as well as modelling studies.

Speaker:

Himlal Baral

Senior scientist, CIFOR

TIME

15:30-17:30

ROOM

R17 – PG

Agroforestry for Ecosystem Services

Recent trends in the agriculture sector necessitate farm diversification as an essential strategy for economic competitiveness in a global market. Agroforestry systems offer great promise for the production of biomass for biofuel, specialty and organic crops, pasture-based dairy and beef, among others.

Speaker:

Natalia Málaga Durán

CIFOR

TIME

15:30-17:30

ROOM

R09 – WING 2

Tropical wetlands, climate, and land-use change: Challenges and opportunities

The goal of this session is to generate a science-policy dialogue and provide credible scientific information for sound decision making related to the role of tropical wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. This session will encompass biophysical, socio-economic and governance facets of wetlands for effective conservation and restoration.

Speakers:

Daniel Murdiyarso

Principal Scientist, CIFOR

Kristell Hergoualc’h

Scientist, CIFOR

TIME

08:30-10:30

ROOM

R20 – PG

Forest tenure, sustainability performance and innovative finance: Connecting the dots from a smallholder and governance perspective

World Bank side event

The event, co-organized by the World Bank, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF), will bring together researchers and practitioners to present and discuss the following topics: “Securing Forest Tenure Rights. Why is it relevant for rural development and how is the World Bank helping.”, “Challenges to supporting forest livelihoods development after tenure reform.”, “Innovative finance and policy change in support of smallholders, biodiversity and SDGs.”

Speaker:

Peter Cronkleton

Senior Scientist, CIFOR

TIME

12:00-14:00

Research on forests, trees and agroforestry: What’s next? – Which priorities for the future?

FTA side event

Given the incredible amount of new findings presented by thousands of scientists from so many organizations from all over the world gathered in Curitiba (Brazil), What’s next for forestry?

The XXV IUFRO Congress brings together the latest from forest science. It is also inserted in a very dense international agenda: climate week NYC, COP25, heading to 2020 which will be a key year for the Rio Conventions, the start of a key decade for mankind and the planet.

FTA, the world’s largest R4D program in the area of forests, trees and agroforestry, would like to take this opportunity to exchange, with all interested scientists attending the conference, views and perspectives on what needs to be prioritized for future forest research.

Speakers:

Vincent Gitz

Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)

Amy Duchelle

Team leader – Climate change, energy & low-carbon, CIFOR

Pablo Pacheco

WWF/CIFOR Senior Associate

TIME

12:00-14:00

ROOM

ROOM R9 – WING 2

Social aspects of Forestry

Social aspects of Forestry

Speaker:

Vincent Gitz

Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)

TIME

12:30-13:30

ROOM

Poster Room-P05

Governing innovation for sustainability in the forest sector – II

Innovation in the forest sector is a growing research interest. Various types and aspects of innovation have been tackled – ranging from new goods and services to process, marketing and organisational innovations and institutional and policy aspects. Institutional aspects and the question how to support innovativeness in the sector are a growing interest.

Speaker:

Sven Wunder

CIFOR Senior Associate

TIME

15:30-17:30

ROOM

R22 – PG

Governing farm-forest interfaces: Lessons from practice and methodological advances to improve policy

In most countries farms and forests are governed by overlapping policy frameworks. The continuum from farm to forest is often overlooked as a result of the different aims, philosophies and disciplines that inform agricultural and forest policies. This session seeks to understand how and why multiple policy frameworks are often applied over a landscape, producing contradictions, confusion or gaps that affect local management decisions and behaviour, often in unintended ways.

Speaker:

Peter Cronkleton

Senior Scientist, CIFOR

TIME

15:30-17:30

ROOM

R20-PG

An integrated approach for African Forest Landscape management: Water, Energy and Food (WEF) nexus

This session deals with studies on the impacts of forest management regarding the sustainable production of timber, NTFPs and their impact on the carbon cycle, biodiversity and local livelihoods. As none of these issues can be addressed without considering the socio-ecological nexus between water, food, energy and sustainable income, a stand-alone view of the forestry sector is incomplete. One of the main questions is whether integrated management of different resources in forest systems is better addressed holistically in a nexus framework rather than as separate resources.

Speaker:

Terry Sunderland

CIFOR Senior Associate; Professor, The university of British Columbia

TIME

15:30-17:30

ROOM

R24 – PG

Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People

The session is based on the IUFRO WFSE project’s forthcoming book “Sustainable Development Goals: Their Impacts on Forests and People” that addresses the potential and likely impacts of efforts to achieve the SDGs on forests and forest-related livelihoods and development. The session will discuss the important interconnections and interlinkages among the SDGs and anticipated trade-offs and synergies among them from the perspective of forests and forest-related livelihoods, and shed light on how the implementation of the SDGs may influence existing forest-related development scenarios, and affect the roles of forests in sustainable development in the future.

Speakers:

Terry Sunderland

CIFOR Senior Associate; Professor, The university of British Columbia

Carol J. Pierce Colfer

CIFOR Senior Associate

TIME

15:30-17:30

ROOM

R24 – PG

Quality requirements of forest biomass for biorefinery

Bioenergy and biomass-based products diversify the business opportunities in the forest cluster. In particular, biorefineries, which could be integrated into the saw mills and pulp and paper mills, seem to have immense future potential. The raw material quality requirements of wood and bark of future biorefineries may differ from those of the current industries.

Speaker:

Yustina Artati

Scientist, CIFOR

TIME

17:15-17:30

ROOM

R18-PG

Managing industrial plantation forests for multiple objectives

Fast-growing plantation forests are broadly defined as having average growth rates ranging from 10 to in excess of 40 m3/ha/yr, with shorter rotations from less than 6 years to around 35 or 40 years. Establishment of fast growing forests is one of the most effective ways to meet the growing demand for wood. Small in area, they are disproportionately significant for global timber supply.

Speaker:

Himlal Baral

Senior scientist, CIFOR

TIME

08:30-09:30

ROOM

R06 – WING

Plenary: Forests and forest products for a greener future

Chair: Prof Daniela Kleinschmit

Speaker:

Vincent Gitz

Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)

TIME

11:00-12:00

ROOM

Main Theatre

Subplenary: Tropical wetlands, climate, and land-use change: Challenges and opportunities

The goal of this session is to generate a science-policy dialogue and provide credible scientific information for sound decision making related to the role of tropical wetlands in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies. This session will encompass biophysical, socio-economic and governance facets of wetlands for effective conservation and restoration. This subplenary will focus on South American wetlands and include short presentations followed by a discussion panel.

Speaker:

Kristell Hergoualc’h

Scientist, CIFOR

TIME

14:00-15:00

ROOM

R07 – Wing 2

Sustainable biomass for a greener future

Highly productive management systems required for biomass production may have a strong impact on ecosystems. Consequently, sustainable, locally adapted best-practice management schemes are needed, and the development of forest biomass harvesting guidelines is a promising tool to ensure sustainable production.

Speaker:

Himlal Baral

Senior scientist, CIFOR

TIME

08:30-10:30

ROOM

R04-Wing 3

The role of forests and trees in the nature-based solutions discourse

Recent years have seen the worldwide adoption and rapid proliferation of the ‘nature-based solutions’ concept. This session takes a critical perspective on the current NBS discourse, and focuses on the role of trees, forests and forestry. How are these currently considered in NBS research, policies and implementation?

Speaker:

Vincent Gitz

Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)

TIME

08:30-10:30

ROOM

R06-Wing 3

Political ecology and integrated landscape approaches: complementarity or unhappy marriage?

Integrated landscape approaches (ILAs) aim to holistically address threats related to forest degradation, loss of environmental services, food security, and climate change, embarking on negotiated outcomes of multi-stakeholder processes around common concern entry points. However, the politics of negotiated landscape governance still remain underexposed.

Speaker:

Terry Sunderland

CIFOR Senior Associate; Professor, The university of British Columbia

TIME

08:30-10:30

ROOM

R05 – WING 3

Subplenary: Political ecology and integrated landscape approaches: complementarity or unhappy marriage?

Integrated landscape approaches (ILAs) aim to holistically address threats related to forest degradation, loss of environmental services, food security, and climate change, embarking on negotiated outcomes of multi-stakeholder processes around common concern entry points. However, the politics of negotiated landscape governance still remain underexposed.

Speakers:

Terry Sunderland

CIFOR Senior Associate; Professor, The university of British Columbia

Jazmin Gonzales Tovar

CIFOR

TIME

14:00-15:00

ROOM

Main theatre

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Further Info

GENERAL INQUIRIES

Jeremy Van Loon

Team Leader, Outreach and Engagement
Jeremy.vanloon@cgiar.org