Last call for abstract for the 5th Mediterranean forest week poster session
On the occasion of the 5th Mediterranean forest week (March 20th to 24th, 2017), a poster session will take place in order to contribute to the creation of an environment for dialogue and knowledge sharing.
We would like to remind you that researchers and practitioners are invited to send their abstracts for the poster session at the following URL before November 30th, 2016: www.5.medforestweek.org/content/abstract-submission
The results of the poster selection will be communicated by December 31st, 2016.
More information on the website: www.5.medforestweek.org/content/call-poster
Posters displayed should address themes related to the topic of the V MFW on Restoration of Mediterranean Forests and Landscapes. Subjects to be addressed should be related to one of the following topics:
· Successful forest and landscape restoration initiatives in the Mediterranean,
· Baseline for forest and landscape restoration in the Mediterranean,
· Identification of forest and landscape restoration opportunities in the Mediterranean,
· Monitoring and evaluation of impacts of forest and landscape restoration in the Mediterranean,
· Ecological restoration in the Mediterranean,
· Governance related to forest and landscape restoration in the Mediterranean,
· Cost-benefit analysis of forest and landscape restoration in the Mediterranean,
· Funding of forest and landscape restoration in the Mediterranean.
The target audience is composed of decision makers from the Mediterranean region; national and local governments; technical and scientific organizations, forestry experts and managers; forest owners; environmental organizations; NGOs; investors and key donors; young professionals; media; scientists.
It would be an asset if the posters could show results related to international commitments, including for instance:
· The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15, especially target 15.3, by supporting efforts on the restoration of degraded lands in the Mediterranean.
· The contribution to Aichi target 15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) by facilitating the conservation and restoration of biodiversity in Mediterranean forest ecosystems.
· The implementation of the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), facilitating the mitigation and adaptation of Mediterranean forest landscapes to climate change, as well as achieving non-carbon benefits.
· The achievement of the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) goals set by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) by actively promoting forest restoration.
The languages accepted for the poster submission are English and French.