It is occurring at a crucial time, according to Tim Rollinson, chairman of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) and Director-General of the British Forestry Commission, which is organising the conference.
“It will be just seven months after Copenhagen prioritised efforts to halt deforestation if we are to limit global average temperature increases to less than 2o,” he said.
“The conference is therefore a timely opportunity to explore ways in which Commonwealth organisations - and any other countries that wish to take part - can take this vital work forward.”
It will feature case studies of forest restoration successes, and address topics including:
• actions that can be taken now for forests to achieve climate change objectives;
• the role of education and professionalism;
• next steps and strategies for delivering REDD+;
• the importance of communities in delivering forestry objectives;
• the role of the private sector in finance and restoration;
• the economics of restoration and sustainable development; and
• the important role of forests in helping to reverse the global loss of biodiversity.
There is a discounted rate for early registrations, and opportunities to exhibit.
Full details, including the provisional programme, are available on www.cfc2010.org or from firstname.lastname@example.org.