In order to carry out the cooperation program on “climate change and forests” from the 7th round of China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue, China-US Workshop on Technology and Policy of Climate Change and Forests was held during 19-21 Oct 2016 in Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry.
The opening ceremony was hosted by Mr. Liu Shuren, Director-General of Department of Afforestation of State Forestry Administration. Mr. Wang Chunfeng, Deputy Director-General of Department of International Cooperation of SFA, Ms. Christine Dragisic, Officer of Climate Change, U.S. Department of State, Dr. Cynthia West, Executive Director of Office of Sustainability and Climate Change, U.S. Forest Service, and Mr. TianZu, Secretary-General of CPC Committee of Research Institute of Tropical Forestry, CAF delivered speeches respectively.
Mr. Liu Shuren made a keynote speech on “Policies and actions on climate change mitigation and adaptation of forests in China”, and Dr. Cynthia West made another on “Overview of U.S. climate change and forest policies and administration”.
More than 40 participants from U.S. Department of State, U.S. Forest Service, China State Forestry Administration, Institute of Forest Resources Assessment, Planning and Design of SFA, Guangxi Forestry Department, Wangqing Forestry Bureau of Jilin Province, Research Institute of Forest Resource Information Techniques, and Research Institute of Tropical Forestry of CAF were present at the Workshop. (Written by Sun Dongjing, photo taken by LvGuangyang, Research Institute of Tropical Forestry)