China: Asian first for plantations conference

Wednesday 21 Nov 2018

International Congress: "Plantations - a way to achieve green development." The 4th International Congress on Planted Forests (ICPF) was held in Beijing from 23 to 25 October 2018. This is the first time for the ICPF to be held in an Asian country.

The theme of the conference was "Plantations - a way to achieve green development", with 4 topics: genetic resources and breeding, multi-objective management of plantations, timber, fibre and non-wood forest products, forest policies and social economics related to plantations.

The Congress aimed to investigate the contribution of planted forests to green development in the context of global challenges.

Topics included the sustainability of planted forests in the context of changing climates and the future role of planted forests in bio-resources sustainability, environmental protection and green development.

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