Forests are increasingly being relied upon to provide a sustainable future for the planet. The UK has a remarkable influence on the global forestry stage and, with its National Conference in 2019, the Institute is once again leading the way in preparing the forestry profession for the future.
On day two of the Conference, Dr Tony Juniper CBE HonFSE CEnv, Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK, will address Session 5 in Do Professional Foresters Matter?, a lecture exploring how foresters are viewed by those working in sustainability.
There will also be panel question sessions and discussions and a video address from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, as well as a Ministerial Address by Dr Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).
“The ICF’s 2019 national conference will provide a timely opportunity to consider the importance of the UK’s role in global forestry. Next year marks the centenary of the 1919 Forestry Act and, whilst touching on the past, the conference’s exciting array of international speakers will highlight the significance of the UK forestry sector today and going forward.”
Conference Chair Geraint Richards MVO MICFor, Head Forester at Duchy of Cornwall Woodlands
Also speaking from around the world:
Georges Bazongo,West Africa Director, Tree Aid, Burkina Faso
Alexander Buck, Executive Director, IUFRO, Austria
Rachel Butler, Executive Director, Global Timber Forum, UK
Rob de Fégley, President, Institute of Foresters, Australia
Professor Sandra Harding, Vice-Chancellor & President of James Cook University, Australia
Steve Jennings, Partner, 3Keel, UK
Professor Anna Lawrence MICFor, Forestry and Arboriculture Research Consultant, UK
Robert Matthews, Forest Research, UK
Duncan Pollard MICFor, Head of Sustainability, Nestlé, Switzerland
Lacey Rose RPF, Forester and Co-Founder of Women in Wood, Canada
Luis Nevis Silva, New Generations Plantations Project Leader, WWF, Portugal
Frances Seymour, Distinguished Senior Fellow at World Resources Institute; Co-author of “Why Forests, Why Now”, USA
Berry Wiersum, CEO, Sappi Europe
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Interviews with some of the conference speakers can be found here
The Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) are a professional body licensed by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) status