Poster session of the 6th MFW

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Background

The Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) brings together a diverse set of actors to participate in one of the most vital fora on Mediterranean forests today. The biennial event facilitates cooperation amongst forest administrators, the scientific and academic community, the private sector, donors, civil society, environmental agencies and non-governmental organizations by providing a common regional platform for dialogue. The event also advertises the relevance of Mediterranean forests globally and calls attention to the specific challenges these forests face. In 2019, Lebanon will host the Sixth MFW that will focus on the role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement. The Sixth MFW will promote the use of forest-based solutions to assist Mediterranean countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement. Embodying countries’ efforts to reduce their national emissions, NDCs are critical to both the success of the Agreement and global efforts to address climate change. By collaborating with other relevant land-based sectors at the landscape level, the Mediterranean forest sector can play an important role in helping countries in the region to meet their NDC targets. The Sixth MFW will also showcase the use of forest-based solutions to address broader regional challenges such as sustainable development, energy transition, demographic change and migration. It will consider how to create an enabling environment to broaden the use of these solutions, while emphasizing the importance of recognizing and protecting the social, environmental, economic and cultural value of the goods and services already provided by Mediterranean forests.

Call

On the occasion of this event that facilitates the cooperation among the research community, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders, a poster session will take place during the Week in order to contribute to the creation of an environment for dialogue and knowledge sharing.

Proposals for posters have to be submitted using the form below by 30 November 2018. Proposals will be reviewed by a selection committee.

Posters displayed should address themes related to the topic of the Sixth MFW on the role of Mediterranean forests in the Paris Agreement. Subjects to be addressed should be related to one of the following topics:

  • Adaptation of people to climate change using forests
  • Adaptation of forests to climate change
  • Mitigation of climate change based on forests
  • Mediterranean forest goods and services in a climate-smart economy
  • Forest and landscape restoration to implement climate actions
  • Participatory approaches in forest-related climate actions
  • Cross-sectoral approaches including forests to address climate change
  • Funding mechanisms for forest-based climate actions

The target audience is composed of decision makers from the Mediterranean region; national and local governments; technical and scientific organizations, forestry experts and managers; forest owners; environmental organizations; NGOs; investors and key donors; young professionals; media; scientists.

It would be an asset if the posters could show results related to international commitments, including for instance:

  • The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts” based on forest-related actions.
  • The implementation of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), facilitating the mitigation and adaptation of Mediterranean forest landscapes to climate change, as well as achieving non-carbon benefits.
  • The achievement of the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) goals set by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) as a means to address the challenges raised by climate change.
  • The achievement of the Aichi Targets set by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

Technical specifications

The languages accepted for the poster submission are English and French.

Upon acceptance, posters should be prepared in a size no larger than the A0 format (841 × 1189 mm). Materials, including the title, should not extend beyond the poster size. All posters should be based on the submitted abstract. Please bring your poster with you. You will not be able to print your poster on-site. Please also bring double-sided tape or other fastening material to mount your poster. Please be informed that the Organizing Committee will not be responsible for any damages and losses of posters. You are invited to stay close to your poster during coffee breaks to exchange with the audience.

Design your poster so that it is easy to read and includes some visuals. Allocate the top of the poster for the title and authors’ names and affiliations. Attractive posters based on innovative graphical designs (e.g. infographics rather than old fashioned text and figures) are strongly encouraged.

Poster contest

Participants to the SIxth MFW will vote to determine the winning poster.

 

Submission

≤ 250 words
≤ 6 keywords

About 6th MFW

Silva Mediterranea

Forestry Policy and Resources Division (FOA)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  

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