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Intensively Managed Planted Forests
Kanowski, P. and H. Murray.
TFD convened 43 national and international leaders from the forest products industry, finance and investment sector, labor, the NGO community, academia, government, small forest owners, and local indigenous and rural communities in Espirito Santo and Bahia, Brazil for site visits and dialogue on intensively managed planted forests (IMPF) in Brazil. The meeting was the final event in The Forests Dialogue's IMPF dialogue series.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) will convene a dialogue with associated site visits in Sumatra, Indonesia in March 2007 to continue its exploration of intensively managed planted forests (IMPFs). This group of experts has come together to learn from each other and identify the conditions under which IMPFs can deliver an optimal and equitable mix of economic, social and environmental benefits both locally and globally. The Indonesia dialogue is a follow-up from the IMPF China dialogue of April 2006 and is the second in a series of dialogues and field visits by this working group to key IMPF regions around the world. It aims to expand the working group's knowledge of IMPFs and contribute to ongoing national policy discussions on the role of IMPFs in meeting Indonesia's future fiber demands. A priority of this dialogue will be to involve key Indonesian officials in the ongoing international dialogue process.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a dialogue with associated site visits in Southern Guangxi Province, China in April 2006 to discuss and explore the issue of intensively managed planted forests (IMPFs). This was the first of a series of dialogues and field visits by this working group.
TFD convened twenty-two international leaders of the forest products industry, NGOs, governments, and forest owners for a scoping meeting to discuss the environmental, social, and economic factors critical to the management of intensively managed planted forests (plantations).