Planted Forests: a Solution for Green Development - 4th International Congress on Planted Forests (ICPF)

23.10.2018 - 27.10.2018


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Photo: Poplar Plantation in Gantsu by New Generation Plantations


Planted Forests: a Solution for Green Development

The International Congress on Planted Forests (ICPF) is an international academic conference initiated by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Union on Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) among others. Three congresses have been held so far.

The 1st and 2nd International Congress on Planted Forests were held in Chile in 1999 and in New Zealand in 2003; the 3rd was held in Europe in 2013, including Bordeaux (France), Dublin (Ireland), and Porto and Estoril (Portugal) where separate satellite conferences and plenary sessions were held. More than 180 delegates from 38 countries attended the conference, representing national and regional governments, private enterprises, universities, research institutes, international organisations and non-governmental organisations. Among them, the Minister of Agriculture, Oceanography, Environment and Spatial Planning of Portugal and the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of France attended the congress. 

The 4th International Congress on Planted Forests aims to investigate the contribution of planted forests to green development in the context of global changes. Topics includes 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. The 4th ICPF will also provide an interface between scientific communities, wider society and government policy initiatives related to planted forests.

The New Generation Plantations (NGP) platform annual meeting is also being organised back-to-back with the 4th ICPF.

More information on the 4th ICPF website

Important deadlines:

  • Session proposal submission: 30 April 2018
  • Abstract submission: 31 May 2018
  • Earlybird registration: 31 July 2018



Stephanie Hayes

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