On October 13rd-14th, International Symposium of Forest Economics in 2012 was held in Beijing. It is organized by Research Institute of Forestry Policy and Information (TIFPI), Beijing Forestry University, Chinese Society of Forestry Economy, China National Forestry Economics Development Research Center, Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management (APFnet) and Rehabilitation and China Green Carbon Foundation. The theme of this symposium is Forest Development of China and Asia-Pacific Region on Global Climate Change. Nearly one hundred experts from China, USA, Canada, Germany, Finland, Nepal and other countries and regions attended the symposium and discussed the theoretical problems and policy focuses of forest development and climate change. The symposium involved several subjects, including forestry carbon sequestration and climate change, forest tenure reform, forest resource management, forest environmental services, forestry and social economic development and so on. It is rich in topics and contents, which generally covered the frontier and hot issues on forestry economy research of China and Asia-Pacific region.
LI Yucai, former vice Administrator of State Forestry Administrator(SFA), ZHANG Lei, Director General of SFA, QU Guilin, secretary general of APFnet, Professor Shashi Kant from University of Toronto, Professor David Newman from The State University of New York attended the symposium and gave their presentations.
CHEN Xingliang, Vice president of CAF, presided over the workshop on Carbon Sink and Climate Change. CHEN Shaozhi, Director of TIFPI, gave a presentation on forest resource management, named Green Economy and Chinese Forestry Policy. He pointed out the significant role of forestry playing in promoting green economy, as well as the challenges and opportunities forestry facing.