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The 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests 

16th to 21st May 2013

The plenary Meeting was held in Lisbon , preceded by scientific workshops in Bordeaux, Dublin and Porto.


Download the Summary Report which is now available: 


You can also consult the presentations and programmes in the following sections

Plenary Conference

Bordeaux, France

Dublin, Ireland

Porto, Portugal


The 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests aimed to investigate the contribution of planted forests to sustainable development in the context of global changes. Topics included the sustainability of planted forests in the context of changing climates and the future role of planted forests in environmental protection and REDD+.

Five of the major European Atlantic countries (Spain, France, Ireland, United Kingdom and Portugal) with large areas of planted forests have joined forces to organise this congress under the coordination of the Atlantic Regional Office of the European Forest Institute (EFIATLANTIC), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UniĆ³n de Silvicultores del Sur de Europa (USSE).

The congress comprised two successive and complementary events spread over a week:

1.  Three parallel scientific workshops , each held in a European Atlantic city (Bordeaux, Dublin and Porto) on the16 and 17 May, followed by a field excursion focusing on issues discussed in the workshop on 18 May.

2.  A plenary meeting held in Estoril near Lisbon in Portugal on 20 and 21 May.

Participants were able to register for both the workshop of their choice and for the plenary meeting. Alternatively, it was possible to attend either one of the workshops or the plenary meeting.

Context and Objectives


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