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Dehradun to host five-day Commonwealth forestry conference

Scientists and experts from 49 member countries of the Commonwealth will gather here on April 3 to participate in a five-day forestry conference, an official said on Saturday

dehradun Updated: Apr 01, 2017 20:27 IST
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ICFRE DG Suresh Chandra Gairola (C) and Forest Research Institute director Savita (R) address a press conference in Dehradun on Saturday.(Vinay S Kumat/HT Photo)

Scientists and experts from 49 member countries of the Commonwealth will gather here on April 3 to participate in a five-day forestry conference, an official said on Saturday. It is for the second time India will host the conference. In 1968, Delhi hosted the event.

The 19th Commonwealth Forestry Conference at Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute will focus on biodiversity conservation and management, livelihood and economic security from forests, diversification, multiple use and sustainable harvest, forest and climate change.

Over 500 delegates will share their ideas and researches on ‘Forests for Prosperity and Posterity’ in consonance with Aichi targets of the UN Convention on Conservation of Biological Diversity (UNC-CBD) and Sustainable Development Goals.

Addressing a conference in the state capital, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education’s director general SC Gairola said, “The conference will cover three main agendas- global warming, productivity of forest and ways of increasing forest cover. We aim at extracting information and ways of dealing with these issues through this event.”

The event will witness four plenary sessions and altogether 21 technical sessions. There will be a global forestry conclave to deliberate on the role of forestry in implementing international agreements in Commonwealth members and beyond.