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two days International Symposium on ‘International Cooperation for Resilient Landscapes’ is being jointly hosted by ICFRE, Dehradun and IUFRO from March 29-30, 2023 at ICFRE.

A two days International Symposium on ‘International Cooperation for Resilient Landscapes’ is being jointly hosted by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun and International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) from March 29-30, 2023 at ICFRE. Altogether 225 no of participants comprising of experts and scientists from the fields of forestry, agriculture, nature conservation, water resources management from  India, the USA, UK, Austria, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Nepal, China, Argentina, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Malawi, China, and Sri Lanka are participating in the symposium. The event began today with the inaugural ceremony in the ICFRE Auditorium. Shri  Subhash Chandra, CEO, CAMPA, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India, New Delhi graced the function as the chief guest. Dr. John A. Parrotta, Programme Leader, International Science Issues with the U.S. Forest Service R&D Branch represented IUFRO as its president.  Shri  R.K. Dogra, Director In charge, ICFRE-FRI, Dehradun welcomed the dignitaries, special invitees, senior officers from different organizations, delegates from different countries, scientists and all present and presented the genesis of the symposium.

Highlighting the harmful effects of development activities on environment and landscapes, Shri  Subhash Chandra spoke on the objectives of the ‘LIFE’ mission initiative by our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi  for environmentally conscious lifestyle.  He suggested various ways including cooperation of agriculture, forestry, horticulture, agroforestry and nature conservation sectors, development of policies and strategies that ensure participation of different stakeholders such as governments, civil society, the private sector and local communities in an inclusive and transparent manner, and use of sustainable and climate-smart forestry and agriculture practices for building the resilient landscapes. In this connection he also shared the ongoing efforts of the ministry under its various schemes such as CAMPA, the National Afforestation Programme, Green India mission, and the Nagar Van scheme, etc.

March 31, 2023
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