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Priorities for forest adaptation to climate change

and air pollution


Brussels, Belgium, October 29, 2013

Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels, Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Kindly hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the  EU


The need for this conference arises from the significant anthropogenic pressures that forests currently face from synergistic action of climate change and air pollution (environmental change), reflecting the outcome of the scientific discussion and synthesis from the COST Action FP0903 (“Climate Change and Forest Mitigation and Adaptation in a Polluted Environment”, MAFor), which was active during 2009 through 2013 (http://cost-fp0903.ipp.cnr.it/). MAFor pursued two main objectives, (i) to increase understanding of state and potential of forest ecosystems to mitigate and adapt to climate change in a polluted environment, and (ii) to reconcile process-oriented research, long-term monitoring and applied modelling at comprehensive forest research sites (“Supersites”) to be established. Main results of the Action were presented at this conference and transferred to environmental and research policy-makers. Every interested person was welcome to attend.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

Chairperson Pavel Cudlin (CzechGlobe, Czech Republic)

9:00-9:40 Welcome opening by the Action FP0903 Chair Elena Paoletti (CNR, Italy), Angelika Schlunck (Bavarian Representation, Germany), Fabio Boscaleri (Tuscany Region, Italy), Andrea Reiter (BayFor, Germany)

9:40-10:00 Rainer Matyssek (TUM, Germany) Presentation of the final book of the Action ‘Climate Change, Air Pollution and Global Challenges: Understanding and Perpsectives from Forest Research’

10:00-10:20 Nicholas Clarke (Skogoglandskap, Norway) Towards a better use of forest monitoring data

10:20-10:40 Teis Mikkelsen (Risø DTU, Denmark) Integrating research and monitoring at forest Supersites

10:40-11:15 Coffee break

11:15-13:00 Round table on Adaptation of Forests to Air Pollution and Climate Change with Doru Irimie (DG Research), Zhaozhong Feng (Chinese Academy of Science), Juha-Pekka Tuovinen (Finnish Meteorological Institute), Carlo Calfapietra (Science Europe), Chairperson Elena Paoletti (CNR, Italy)

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-18:00 FINAL MC AND WGs MEETINGS. The minutes are available here

Registration fee: 20 euro – details for payment www.bayfor.org/registration_cost

Venue: A map to reach the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels (Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels, Belgium) is available here. Click here for downloading a simplified map for reaching the venue. More details about the Representation are available here and here.

The most convenient way by public transportation from the airport to the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria is the Airport Express Bus line 12, which will bring you within 30 minutes to the European Quarter.  The bus station is located at level 0, platform C. You can buy your ticket at one of the GoTicket vending machines, where you can pay by credit card or with coins. You need to get off the bus at the final stop “Place du Luxembourg”. From there it will be only a 5-minute walk to the Bavarian Representation. Just head straight to the European Parliament. Then take the stairs and turn left on Rue Wiertz. You will find the Bavarian Representation on your right side.

Conference Chair
Elena Paoletti, IPSP-CNR, Italy

Scientific Committee
Juha-Pekka Tuovinen, FMI, Finland
Nicholas Clarke, Skogoglandskap, Norway
Rainer Matyssek, TUM, Germany
Teis Mikkelsen, Risø DTU, Denmark
Pavel Cudlin, CzechGlobe, Czech Republic

Accommodation

The following hotels are close to the venue. You are invited to provide your own booking.

Hotel Leopold - Rue du Luxembourg 35 Phone: +32 (0)2 511 18 28 www.hotel-leopold.be This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thon Hotel EU - Rue de la Loi 75 +32 (0)2 204 3911 http://www.thonhotels.com/hotels/countrys/belgium/brussels/thon-hotel-brussels-city-centre/  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Aqua Hotel - Rue de Stassart 43 +32 (0) 2 213 0101 http://www.aqua-hotel-brussels.com/index.asp?taal=de This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Sofitel - Place Jourdan 1 +32 (0) 2 2355100 http://www.accorhotels.com/de/hotel-5282-sofitel-brussels-europe/index.shtml This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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