SP 2.3 Adapting forest management for climate change: improving researchpolicy-practice partnerships

 Thursday 12 May, 13.45 – 15.30, New Orleans Room

Climate change impacts on forests and their capacity to supply goods and services. This session will explore the ecological, social and institutional dimensions of forest management to address climate change by bringing together forest adaptation researchers from the developing and the developed world to consider best practice options for adaptation using scene setting presentations and facilitated discussion at table groups (designed to include a mix of researchers, policy makers and practitioners). Groups will be asked to identify approaches for improving research-policy-practice partnerships in climate adaptation. Results will be summarised in a policy brief and a journal publication.

Organised by Rodney Keenan, School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
Carina Keskitalo, Department of Geography and Economic History, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
Partner International Union of Forest Research Organisations, Austria
Chair Rodney Keenan, University of Melbourne, Australia
Rapporteur Harry Nelson, University of British Columbia, Canada

Analysis of adaptive capacity in seven European states: the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Italy and Russia
Carina Keskitalo, Umea University, Sweden

The challenges of integrating adaptation and mitigation in forest management to achieve rural development objectives in Western Africa
Fobissie Kalame, University of Helsinki, Finland and World Wildlife Fund, Cameroon

Policies for achieving forest management objectives under a changing climate In Western Canada
Harry Nelson, University of British Columbia, Canada