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International Day of Forests

21/03/2017 - 11:30 - 12:30
Partner Event

On the occasion of the International Day of Forests, celebrated on 21 March, and this year focusing on the issue of ‘Forests and Energy’ the UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section is pleased to invite you to a presentation titled « Wood Energy: opportunities and risks » by Mr. Francisco Aguilar.

The event will take place on Tuesday 21 March from 11.30 to 12.30 in Room XI in the Palais des Nations in Geneva and is open to all interested participants.

Mr. Aguilar will discuss wood energy sustainability; balancing the opportunities of wood energy as a contribution to renewable energy supply, energy security and socio-economic development; and risks in terms of forest ecosystems degradation, air pollution and disruption of other wood uses. He will highlight the challenges and possible solutions.

Mr. Francisco Aguilar is Associate Professor of Forest Resource Economics and Policy at the School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri (USA), and author of the book « Wood energy in developed economies ».

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Room XI - Palais des Nations