April 14-16, 2010, Sopron, Hungary

Climate Change impacts on Forest Management in Southeastern Europe and Central Asia

In cooperation with the Subregional Office for Central and Eastern Europe of FAO and the NEESPI Regional Focus Research Center for Non-boreal Eastern Europe a 3-day meeting will be held in Sopron, Hungary, 14-16 April 2010.

Preliminary Program

Wednesday, 14 April, 2010
9:00 Opening and welcome
FAO / REU (SEU, SEC) University of West-Hungary

9:20 Introduction of the participants (Roundtable)
9:50 Introduction – Workshop Objectives (Secretariat)
10:00 FAO work on climate change FAO-NRC (To be appointed)

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 UNFCC National Communications (To be appointed)
11:30 NEESPI Regional Focus Research Center for Non-boreal Eastern Europe (To be appointed)
12:00 UN-REDD Programme (To be appointed)

13:00 Lunch

14:30 FAO Regional Activities related to Climate Change mitigation and adoption (Dr. Sándor Szalai)
15:00 Summary of the National Reports on “Review of national research, data and projects on climate change” (Prof. Dr. Csaba Mátyás)
16:00 Coffee Break
16:30 FAO Field Programme in Europe and Central Asia (To be appointed)
17:00 FAO Forestry Programme in Europe and Central Asia (Mustafa Ciftci / Hubert Inhaizer)
19:00 Reception by Regional Representative for Europe and Central Asia

Thursday, 15 April 2010
9:00 Country Presentations, 20 minutes/country (Country Representatives)

11:00 Coffee break

11:30 Country Presentations –continued- (Country Representatives)
13:00 Lunch
14:30 Introduction of Working Groups
14:45 Working Groups
- Identify potential fields for technical assistance
- Monitoring tools for climate change impacts on Forest Management

16:15 Coffee break

16:30 Working Groups – continued -
17:00 Reports on Workgroup outcomes to the Plenary Work (Group Leaders)

19:00 Dinner

Friday, 16 April 2010
09:00 Plenary session - Workshop conclusions and recommendations (Secretariat)

10:30 Coffee break

10:45 Workshop closing ceremony (Secretariat/Hosts)

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Departure for Field Trip

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