Forestry Seminar

Forestry Seminar

KKL-JNF in cooperation with Corpo Forestale dello Stato invites you to attend


Climate Change: Threats and Adaptation Forestry Seminar


Wednesday May 20
Events Room (second floor)
Israel Pavilion EXPO Milan




  • 10:00 - Coffee and Refreshments


  • 10:30 - Opening remarks "An Overview of Italian Forests and the Italian State Forest Service"
    Mrs. Lorenza Colletti, Senior Forestry Officer
    Italian State Forest Corps


  • 10:45-11:45 - Panel: "Innovative Responses to Threats of Climate Change to Israeli Forests and Ecosystems"
    "Rehabilitation of Degraded Ecosystems in the Arid Zone of Israel"
    Dr. David Brand, Chief Forester and Head of Forestry Division, KKL-JNF
    "Tree Improvement for Climate Change Adaptation: Selection and Propagation of Drought Resilient Clones"
    Mr. Aviv Eizenband, Director of Forestry and Professional Development Dept, KKL-JNF


  • 11:45-12:00 - Coffee break


  • 12:00-13:30 - Panel: "Promoting Adaptive and Reactive Measures to Climate Change"
    "Dryland Expansion and Forest Restoration Measures"
    Prof. Piermaria Corona, Director of Forestry Research Centre, CRA-SEL
    "Forest Genetic Resources in a Changing Mediterranean Context"
    Dr. Fulvio Ducci, Senior Research Officer, CRA-SEL
    "Impact of climate change on carbon and water cycle of Mediterranean forests"
    Prof. Giuseppe Scarascia Mugnozza, University of Tuscia - Viterbo


  • 13:00-14.30 - Lunch


  • 14:30-15:00 - Closing remarks: Prof. Alon Tal - Ben Gurion University and KKL-JNF Board of Directors

Italian-English simultaneous translation will be available


Video: Growing Forests in the Desert

How do forests grow in the desert? How is Israel the only country in the world with more trees in it now than there were 100 years ago? Watch how KKL-JNF makes the deserts bloom in order to find out!

Forestry Seminar