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XIII World Forestry Congress (WFC 2009)

18-23 October 2009 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
WFC 2009
Highlights for Monday, 19 October 2009
The XIII World Forestry Congress, “Forests in Development: A Vital Balance,” co-organized by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of Argentina, opened on Sunday 17 October in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Over 4500 participants from international organizations, governments, academia, the private sector and civil society, representing 160 nations, came together to discuss forest issues in two plenaries, eight thematic sessions, two poster sessions, and numerous side events.


 
Daily Highlights

Saturday, 17 October - Sunday, 18 OctoberMonday, 19 October - Tuesday, 20 October - Wednesday, 21 October - Thursday, 22 October - Friday, 23 October

Opening Plenary

Homero M. Bibiloni, Associate President of the XIII WFC, Secretary for the Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina
Jan Heino, Assistant Director-General of FAO
David Carter, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity and Forests of New Zealand
Jorge Rodríguez, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Telecommunications of Costa Rica
Henri Djombo, Minister of Forest Economics of the Republic of the Congo
 

Opening Plenary

Thomas Tidwell, Chief of the Forest Service, United States

Víctor Maslyakov, Deputy Chief of Forest Service, Russian Federation
Don Koo Lee, President of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Jochen Flasbarth, President of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Euclides Pereira, representative of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Region
Carlos Casamiquela, President of the National Institute of Agricultural and Livestock Technology (INTA)
Videopresentation of the Prince of Wales
Tim Robinson presented the video.
Selected Parallel Sessions

Forests and biodiversity

William Jackson, Deputy Director-General of the International Union for Conservation Union

Ariel Lugo, Director, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, United States Forest Service, Jane Goodall, The Jane Goodall Institute, and Rodney Taylor, Director of the WWF International Forests Programme

Rodney Taylor, Director of the WWF International Forests Programme
Jane Goodall, UK
 
Maintenance and increase of productive capacity of forests
Michael Battaglia, Department of Sustainable Ecosystems, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

María Paulina Fernández, Department of Agronomy Engineering, Catholic University of Chile , Jean-Pierre Saucier, Ministry of Natural Resources and Fauna, Canada, and Peter Clinton, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Forests and climate change
Bastiaan Louman, Moderator, Rodney Keenan, University of Melbourne, Australia, Jarot Pandu Panji Asmoro, Forestry Research Institute of Manokwari, Indonesia, and Luca Tacconi, Australian National University
Jarot Pandu Panji Asmoro, Indonesia
Luca Tacconi, Italy

Valuation of environmental services and benefit sharing

Marco Boscolo, Moderator, FAO, Shuirong Wu, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Claus Eckelmann, FAO, Paula Horne, Pellervo Economic Research Institute, Finland, and Ismariah Ahmad, Forest Research Institute of Malaysia
Shuirong Wu, Chinese Academy of Forestry
Jhony Zapata, FAO
Marco Boscolo, FAO Moderator

Snapshots

Aaron Leopold, IISDRS, Jane Goodall, The Jane Goodall Institute, Soledad Aguilar, IISDRS, and Paula Barrios, IISDRS
Henri Djombo, Minister of Forest Economics of the Republic of the Congo, and Olman Serrano, FAO
US People Forest Exhibit
WWF Exhibit
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XIII World Forestry Congress website
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