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June

Final Conference of the EU Project MANFRED 28 June 2012, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy

Agenda

MORNING SESSION
(Chair, R. Canullo, ICP Forests co‐chairman Expert Panel on Biodiversity and Ground Vegetation)

• 9:30 – 10:00 Registration of participants

• 10:00 – 10:15 Welcome statements of the organizers (FAO-Mountain Partnership, Alpine Space Programme – Joint Technical Secretariat, UNEP-Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg)

• 10:15 – 10:45 Background, goals and expectations from the MANFRED Project: management strategies to adapt Alpine Space forests to climate change (M. Hanewinkel, Swiss Federal Institute for Forests, Snow and Landscape Research – WSL / Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg)

• 10:45–11:05 Presentation of the Report “Mountain Forests in a Changing World” (T. Hofer, FAO – Mountain Partnership)

• 11:05 – 11:30 Coffee Break

• 11:30 – 11:50 The MANFRED experience in communicating needs and challenges for the forest sector in a dynamic future: a scientific challenge, a political issue (P. Angelini, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea)

• 11:50 – 12: 10 Air pollution and mountain vegetation: current knowledge, future scenarios and policy perspectives (A. Ballarin Denti, Working Group on Effects, UNECE-LRTAP)

• 12:10 – 12:50 Regional Approaches to implement sustainable forest management in the mountains of Europe:
12:10 – 12:30 The Alpine Convention “Mountain Forest Protocol” (F. Näscher, Liechtenstein Ministry for Environmental Affairs, Land Use Planning, Agriculture and Forestry, Liechtenstein Head of Delegation for the Alpine Convention)

12:30 – 12:50 Protocol on “Sustainable Forest Management” to the Carpathian Convention (R. Nowicki, Senior Inspector, Ministry for the Environment, Poland, Chair- Carpathian Convention Working Group on Sustainable Forest Management)

• 12:50 – 13:10 Future climate and land use scenarios in the Alpine forests (N. Zimmermann, Swiss Federal Institute for Forests, Snow and Landscape Research, WSL)

• 13:10 – 14:30 Lunch

AFTERNOON SESSION
(Chair, Marc Hanewinkel, Swiss Federal Institute for Forests, Snow and Landscape Research – WSL / Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg)

• 14:30- 14: 50 Adapting Alpine Forest to climate change – Risk assessment for abiotic and biotic hazards (H. Griess, Bavarian Forest Institute – LWF)

• 14:50 – 15:10 Extreme events in Alpine forests: census and Web-Gis Platform (S. Oliveri, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Faculty of Brescia Department of Mathematics and Physics “N. Tartaglia”)

• 15:10 – 15:30 Eco-engineering and natural risks mitigation in the Alps towards the adaptation to climate change (F. Berger, CEMAGREF)

• 15:30 – 15:50 The MANFRED Results and guidelines to Adaptive management (R. Jandl, Austrian Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, BFW)

• 15:50 – 16:10 Coffee break

• 16:10 – 16:30 Mountain forests and assessment of the ecosystem services: The MANFRED challenge to quantify the ozone removal by a high elevation mountain forest: a case study. (G. Gerosa, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Faculty of Brescia Department of Mathematics and Physics “N. Tartaglia”)

• 16:30 – 16:50 Highlights from the Rio+20 Conference: a focus on Mountain Forests and their functions (P. Soprano, Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea)

• 16:50 – 17:10 Assessing the potential of European forests sector to meet emerging challenges: the UNECE/FAO European Forest Sector Outlook Study II 2010-2030 (D. Ellul, UNECE\FAO Forestry and Timber section)


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