Date: 19 January 2015, from 15:15 to 18:15
Venue: ETH Zurich, lecture hall CHN C 14 (Universitätsstrasse 16)
Conference managers: Willi Zimmermann / Eva Lieberherr, ETH Zurich

Forest policy challenges in Switzerland: are there any left?

Do we need a turnaround in Swiss forest policy? Or is it enough to improve specific aspects of the system in view of the challenges ahead? The ETH Monday Colloquium taking place on 19 January 2015 will focus on these and other questions.

Since the entry into force of the Federal Forest Act in 1993, Swiss forest policy has repeatedly been the topic of lively debates. At the same time, a high degree of satisfaction has been noticeable among interest groups and the Swiss people at large with regard to the political instruments developed in this context. New topics, however, such as the influx of alien pests, loss-making forestry businesses or planned development areas in forests, have given rise to the question whether the existing policies need to be realigned and what role the cantons could play in implementation. Alongside these topics, the Monday Colloquium will also include discussions about current developments in forest policy teaching and research a the ETH.

2nd Progress Report Meeting of NRP 66

The second programme conference of NRP 66 will take place from 9 to 11 April 2014 at the Loewenberg Centre in Murten (FR). The presentations on work in progress and preliminary results in individual research projects will be scheduled according to the topics of the four planned partial syntheses. The programme conference is an internal event, invited research teams can register by 1 March 2014.

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