B-01 Functional Evaluation and Sustainable Management of the Three-North Afforestation Program

Organizers:

Name

Country

Organization

Email

Jiaojun ZHU

China

Institute of Applied Ecology, CAS


 

Time slot:

1.5 hours

 

Format:

Oral presentations

 

Session description:

Protective forests have been constructed worldwide to prevent damages from natural disasters, to protect infrastructures, to promote regional economic and environmental well-being and to maintain regional ecological balance. China has the largest amount of protective forests, largely due to contribution from the Three-North Afforestation Program (TNAP; the Green Great Wall) initiated in 1978. This session brings together scientists, practitioners and policy-makers working in science of protective forest from all over the world to evaluate and promote sustainable management of TNAP.