Capacity Building Marketplace
The Team of the Capacity Building Marketplace (CBM) participates in several exercises to raise awareness about the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and its important role in the Sustainable Development process. These exercises aim inter alia at:
- Engaging educational institutions and increasing youth commitment;
- Informing professionals about the UNCCD process and the role of the CBM;
- Hosting Capacity Building activities;
- Fostering exchange between stakeholders;
- Increasing our exposure among the general public.
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When: 06 - 07 December 2023
About the Summit The Sustainable Agriculture Summit is the premier sustainability event for agriculture and by agriculture, bringing together farmers, suppliers, processors, brands, academia, conservation organizations and the public sector. The Summit is a meeting place for all agricultural stakeholders to learn from expert speakers, share challenges and successes, and forge and strengthen cross-sector partnerships which will drive a more sustainable future for our industry. Who Bringing together farmers, suppliers, processors, brands, academia, conservation organizations and the public sector. What The Sustainable Agriculture Summit is the premier sustainability event for agriculture and by agriculture, convening the collective food and agriculture value chain to learn, develop and advance a shared vision for a sustainable and resilient U.S. food system. Where Charlotte Convention Center Charlotte, North Carolina When December 6-7, 2023 Why Scaling Collective Impact: Collaborating to Accelerate Agricultural Sustainability, will unite leaders from across the full food and agriculture value chain to explore how leveraging the interconnectedness embedded within U.S. agriculture can help us scale our collective action and achieve sustainable outcomes faster and more efficiently.
When: 15 - 19 January 2024
The international conference entitled "Role and Fate of Forest Ecosystems in a Changing World", organized by ARCHES-Conseils, will take place in Bangkok on 15-19 January 2024 under the umbrella of the 31st biennial conference of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations - Research Group 8.04 on "Air pollution and climate change". Speakers Chairat Treesubsuntorn Ph.D. in biotechnology from King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioresources and Technology. King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, and is head of the remediation lab researched phytoremediation, bioremediation, and plant physiology. In addition, he is also a consultant to Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center (RISC) under Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited (MQDC) Pierre Sicard PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, is working on air pollution and climate change impacts on forests and on removal capacity of air pollutants by urban trees. Pierre Sicard is involved in numerous national and EU-funded projects as coordinator (e.g., LIFE AIRFRESH) or Principal Investigator and steering committee. He is very active in communication: Deputy Coordinator of the RG 8.04.00 “Air Pollution and Climate Change” under the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO); involved as UNECE Expert Panel on Clean Air in Cities and active in the EU Clean Air Forum; Associate Editor of Environmental Research; member of the scientific committee of meetings, > 100 papers, h-index of 37. Alessandra De Marco is a biologist Researcher in Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), where she is responsible of the Section of Technology transfer to developing countries relating to climate change. Since 2014, officeholder in IUFRO, from October 2019 coordinator of RG 8.04.00. Since 2018 vice-chair of Working Group on Effects under LRTAP convention. Main interest fields are: climate change and air pollution interactions, and their synergistic impacts on natural and anthropogenic ecosystems; integrated assessment modeling to estimate beneficial effects of policies and measures to reduce air pollution; modeling air quality and its impacts on ecosystems; impacts of urban forest in improving air quality.
When: 17 - 21 March 2025
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO is "the" global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in around 630 Member Organizations in almost 120 countries, and is a member of the International Science Council. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis. Reinvigorating planted forest establishment research: Rotorua, New Zealand; 17-21 March 2025. The first international conference of IUFRO Forest Establishment & Early Growth Dynamics (formerly called Forest Vegetation Management) was held on July 11-13, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. The title of the conference was Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments and the goal of the conference was to bring together leading forest researchers and practitioners to share their latest research on managing forest regeneration and early stand dynamics in changing environments around the globe. With one conference missed due the COVID19 pandemic, much time has passed since the last conference and it’s time to reconnect! Since then, there has been a global shift towards planting billions of trees at scale to address issues of climate change and environmental degradation and to accelerate progress on opportunities to increase productivity in planted forests through technology and mechanisation. This combination of change (increased afforestation and adoption of new technologies) means establishment of planted forests is once again a highly topical area of forest science! IUFRO is planning a conference in early 2025 to once again bring together all those interested in planted forest establishment and early growth dynamics. Forest establishment and early growth dynamics: Afforestation challenges. Forest regeneration. Adaptation of regenerated forests to future climate. Early growth and survival performance of non-local provenances. Competition control. Responses to abiotic stress during forest establishment. New technologies to optimize forest establishment. Tree species interactions in young mixed forests. Forest regeneration for first nations.