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Opening plenary

09.00-10.30
Al-Areen Ballroom (1, 2 & 3)

Welcome address
Peter Holmgren, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Welcome on behalf of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests
Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director-General, Forestry Department, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO); Chair of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)

Keynote speakers

  • Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Ephraim Kamuntu, Minister for Water and the Environment, Uganda
  • Will Steffen, Executive Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University

Guest-of-honour
To be determined