3rd International Congress on Planted Forests

16.05.2013 - 21.05.2013

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

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The proceedings have now been published in the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science. Both html and pdf versions of all the papers are available at:



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

Plenary Conference

Bordeaux Scientific Workshop

Dublin Scientific Workshop

Porto Scientific Workshop


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 Unión 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


Stephanie Hayes

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