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THIRD SESSION OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL
FORUM ON FORESTS

Geneva, 3-14 May 1999

 

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Briefing for Monday, 10 May

On the first day of the second week of IFF-3, Working Group 1 considered a Co-Chairs' Report on monitoring progress in implementation of the IPF proposals for action and Working Group 2 discussed a Co-Chairs' Report on the supply of and demand for wood non-wood forest products. Contact groups on transfer of environmentally sound technologies and trade and environment met in the evening.

During the weekend, delegates participated in an excursion to an experimental plot for forest ecosystem research and urban forests.

Photos and RealAudio from Monday, 10 May


A beech forest near Laussane.

John Innes explains the air pollution studies being undertaken in the forests near Laussane.

 

François Ayer, mycologist, explains the role of fungi in forest ecology.

Catalina Santamaria, Mohandra Joshi, Co-Chair Asadi and Jaime Munoz-Reyes, facilitating the implementation of the proposal for action of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests.
Joseph Hailwa, Chief Forester, Ministry of Environment and Tourism, makes an interjection on Category 5

Delegates from the United States, Columbia, Germany and Guyana discuss amendments to category 5.

 

llkka Ristimäki, Chairman and Tage Michaelsen.
Working Group 2, Matters left pending and other issues arising from the programme elements of the Intergovernmental Panel on Forests

A New Zealand representative comments during the discussion on issues arising from the program elements of the Intergovernmental Panel.
Stephanie Caswell, Deputy Director, Office of Ecology, US Department of State.
Murray Gauntlett, on behalf of the Indigenous Focal Point, Lourdes Barragan, representing the Government of Ecuador and Marcial Arias, Asociacion Napguana.
View from a room in the 12th century Chateau de Chillon on the banks Lake Geneva. Lord Byron composed the Prisoner of Chillon here in 1816.


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