Pro Silva Annual Meeting 2020

"Forest in Luxembourg - future challenges for ecosystem services"

6th to 10th October 2020, Luxembourg

Luxembourg will host the annual meeting in 2020 and will have an official part in Luxembourg Ministry of Environment, Climate and sustainable Development. The excursion days will lead to forest around the City of Luxembourg with the thematic focus on

  • Urban forestry - Luxembourg City forest “Baambësch
  • Forestry and water protection - North of Luxembourg “Burfelt
  • Forestry and tourism - East of Luxembourg “Mellerdall
  • Forestry and nature conservation - South of Luxembourg, Natural reserve “Prënzebierg Giele Botter
  • Climate change and risk management - West of Luxembourg “Härebësch” SES Koerich

Time schedual

  • Tuesday 6th Oct. is the travel day for arrival
  • Wednesday 7th Oct. to Friday 9th Oct. conference and excursion programme
  • Saturday is planned for returning or individual cultural programme

The meeting principles will be

  • Balance between all aspects of contemporary, close-to-nature forestry
  • Intensive and focused technical discussions, assisted by a external moderator
  • Emphasise connections between quality timber production, wood processing and the local wood industry.
  • Short distances between the different excursion sites
  • Concerted (Pro Silva Luxemburg & Pro Silva Europe) presentations of forest stands  and issues
  • Getting in touch with the culture, country and people of Luxembourg
  • Adequate spare time for active exchanges

preliminary programm, 16th October 2019

Integrated forest management for resilience and sustainability across 25 countries