3rd International Forest Policy Meeting (IFPM3) – Forest Policy Research in a Time of Environmental Emergency
Forest and forest policy have never been more important than today.
In the decades to come, forest policy and governance is set to become a site of increasingly intense contestation over the many contradictory demands on forests and trees.
In the context of the climate crisis, trees and forests are expected to, on the one hand, supply vastly increasing amounts of energy, while, on the other, deforestation and forest degradation must be brought to a halt, and trees and forests in connection with new technologies must provide a massive global carbon sink.
Similarly, the biodiversity crisis demands a paradigm shift in forest governance to avert further critical biodiversity losses. However, changing global consumption and investment patterns is set to exert ever increasing pressure on forest land to deliver fiber and wood, and to make way for expansion of agriculture.
Still, trees and forests remain a vital source of livelihood and risk coping for a growing global class of poor and vulnerable people. These increasing and competing claims on trees and forests pose an extraordinary challenge for forest policy scholars. Not least in a moment in time where resentment over growing socio-economic disparities and post-truth politics challenges sound and evidence-based policies and international political collaboration.
The 3rd International Forest Policy Meetings (IFPM3) can become a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas on how forest policy scholarship can contribute towards solutions to the momentous challenges we face.
We will do this through key notes and panel debates but also hope to attract papers and presentations that speak to this theme.
Yet, we welcome papers and presentations on all topics of relevance to forest policy.
> Download announcement and call for papers as pdf (soon tba)
The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate networking and dialogue amongst forest policy interested researchers with a particular emphasis on creating a safe and nurturing atmosphere for junior researchers to present and discuss their work. For this reason, we welcome all forest policy interested scholars – and in particular junior scholars – to come and present their work and engage with each other.
The meeting will take place at Faculty of SCIENCE at University of Copenhagen.
The location is Frederiksberg Campus, Copenhagen, Denmark.
You will recieve detailed information with the specific room(s) when the details are in place.
Google Maps: Rolighedsvej 25, 1958 Ferderiksberg C
The meeting will take place from Wednesday 15 April 10:00 am to Friday 17 April 2020 12:00 (noon).
20 December 2019: Submission deadline for proposed panels and papers.
15 January 2020: Acceptance/rejection of panels/papers. Registration opens.
15 February 2020: Deadline for registration (presenters).
1 March 2020: Conference programme published.
15 March 2020: Deadline for registration (participants not presenting).
15 April 2020: Start of conference.
17 April 2020: End of conference
The conference fee is €125.
This fee covers:
- refreshments and lunch on all three days
- conference dinner on one evening
- conference programme
It does not cover travel and hotel expenses or dinner on any other day than that of the conference dinner.
You pay the fee when you register for the conference.
To register and pay, go here:
>Register and pay fee for IFPM3 (link to 'nemtilmeld' TBA)
The 3rd IFPM is open to panels and paper presentations of relevance to forest policy broadly speaking.
How to submit a panel
Panel proposals should consist of a panel abstract setting out the theme/guiding question/purpose of the panel and 3-5 paper abstracts (all abstracts must be less than 300 words). Names, institutional affiliations and email addresses of the panel convenor(s) and presenting author(s) for all papers must be included. The panel convenor(s) submit the proposal on behalf of all panel participants, i.e. the papers belonging to a panel should NOT be submitted individually.
How to submit a paper (that is not part of a panel)
Paper submissions should consist of an abstract of less than 300 words accompanied by names and institutional affiliations of all authors. The email addresses of presenting author(s) must be included. Papers belonging to a panel proposal should NOT be submitted individually.
All panel and paper proposals should be submitted no later than 20 December 2019 here:
See 'Deadlines and key dates' for further information on notice of acceptance'.
The 3rd International Forest Policy Meeting (IFPM3) is organised by Department of Food and Resources Economics (IFRO), University of Copenhagen together with International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Units 09.05 and 09.04.