IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress – Interconnecting Forests, Science and People

Forests and trees play a vital role in sustaining life on earth. For 125 years the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) has been committed to promoting international cooperation in research embracing the full range of topics related to forests and trees.

In this remarkable time span, IUFRO has grown into a network with much potential to make a significant contribution towards attaining the social, economic and environmental goals outlined in the 2030 United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as other international agreements. The current IUFRO Strategy addresses issues such as food, drinking water, affordable energy, but also incomes and jobs, and provides pathways towards achieving sustainable growth and greater resilience to climate change and natural hazards.

This essential capacity makes IUFRO member institutions and individual researchers proud to be part of an organisation which develops and shares the knowledge needed to provide science-based solutions to current and future global challenges for the benefit of forests and people.

Consequently, the 125th Anniversary Congress is a unique opportunity to CELEBRATE past achievements, HIGHLIGHT IUFRO’s vital role in providing a sound basis for political decisions at all levels, STRENGTHEN collaboration with our stakeholders, and BUILD BRIDGES to other sectors such as water, agriculture and energy.

This Congress aims to provide a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge across the full range of forest and forest-related topics and scientific disciplines. A wide selection of technical sessions will highlight innovative research and interdisciplinary research approaches of relevance to forests, and focus on the transfer of scientific knowledge on critical global forest-related challenges to national and international political agendas.

Congress website: http://iufro2017.com