Director General, ICFRE and Director, FRI Sh. A. S. Rawat IFS, and British Deputy High Commissioner, Chandigarh Ms. Caroline Rowett chaired the occasion. The event was attended by scientists, forest officers, academicians, and research scholars from India and abroad. The Group Coordinator Research, FRI Dr. N. K. Upreti welcomed the guests. Ms. Caroline Rowett, in her address highlighted the importance of minimizing emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) from forests; enhancing carbon sequestration, and building more resilient forest ecosystem. She opined that to maximize the climate benefits of forests, we must keep more forest landscapes intact, manage them more sustainably, and restore more of those landscapes which we have lost. Sh. Arun Singh Rawat stressed upon developing a more resilient forest ecosystem to mitigate climate change alongside the co-benefits of various ecosystem services.