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Proforest summer training programme 2010

The ninth Proforest summer training programme was held in Oxford from 5 to 9 July 2010.

The 26 participants came from 14 countries in 5 continents and from a wide range of sectors, from companies to Governments to NGOs, and from all parts of the supply chain, from resource managers through processors and retailers.

This year the Summer Training Programme offered 3 different courses. A course on Responsible Forestry and Timber Trade focussed on the links between forest management and the changing market requirements in consumer countries. A course on High Conservation Values centred on the HCV concept as a practical tool for conserving critical values in production landscapes. Finally, a course called Forests and Climate Change provided an update on the global climate debate as it is related to forestry, and particularly on the recent developments of REDD+ (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).

The ProForest Summer Training Programme aims to offer up-to-date and expert training for professionals involved in sustainable management, certification or responsible purchasing of natural resources, and those interested in practical approaches to forest conservation and climate change. Next year's training course will again take place in July in Oxford (dates to be confirmed). However, ProForest runs both generic and bespoke training courses for specific audiences, sectors or clients in various countries throughout the year. For more information, please contact our training manager Andry Rakotovololona (via andry@proforest.net or +44 (0)1865 243439) who will be happy to discuss you or your organisation's training needs.

Published 16.07.2010

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