World Experts drawn to Oxford for Global Forestry Conference on 10-11 April 2019

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World Experts drawn to Oxford for Global Forestry Conference on 10-11 April 2019

Duncan Pollard MICFor from Nestlé, sustainability expert, will address the Institute of Chartered Foresters’ (ICF) annual flagship two-day conference. 

The UK’s Role in Global Forestry – Past, present and future will be held on 10-11 April 2019 at the Examination Schools in Oxford. Forests are increasingly being relied upon to provide a sustainable future for the planet. The UK has a remarkable influence on the global forestry stage and, with its National Conference in 2019, the Institute is once again leading the way in preparing the forestry profession for the future.

International Union of Forest Research Organisations’ (IUFRO) Executive Director Alexander Buck joins Session 4, “Delivering Global Environmental Services from Forests”. Mr Buck is an expert on international forestry, environment and resource policy. He will explore how forests, science and people interconnect on an international scale. On day two, Environmentalist Tony Juniper, Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK, will address Session 5 in a lecture entitled “Do Professional Foresters Matter?” exploring how foresters are viewed by those working in sustainability.

Other speakers include:

  • Rachel Butler, Executive Director, Global Timber Forum, UK
  • Rob de Fégley, President, Institute of Foresters, Australia
  • Professor Colin Galbraith, Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Consultancy, UK
  • Professor Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor & President of James Cook University, Australia
  • Steve Jennings, Partner, 3Keel, UK
  • Luis Nevis Silva, New Generations Plantations Project Leader, WWF, Portugal
  • Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute; co-author of “Why Forests, Why Now”, USA
  • Georges Bazongo, Director West Africa, TREE AID, Burkina Faso
  • Berry Wiersum, CEO, Sappi Europe
  • Dr Anna Lawrence MICFor, Forestry and Arboriculture Research Consultant, UK
  • Robert Matthews, Forest Research, UK

Commenting on the significance of the UK’s Role in Global Forestry, conference Chair Geraint Richards MVO MICFor, Head Forester at Duchy of Cornwall Woodlands, said: “The ICF’s 2019 national conference will provide a timely opportunity to consider the importance of the UK’s role in global forestry. Next year marks the centenary of the 1919 Forestry Act and, whilst touching on the past, the conference’s exciting array of international speakers will highlight the significance of the UK forestry sector today and going forward.” 

Early Bird Ticket discounts end 31 December 2018 at: www.charteredforesters.org/ukglobalforestry

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