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ARCHES-Conseils organized the international conference "Air Pollution threats to Plant Ecosystems" in Paphos (Cyprus) from 11th to 15th October 2021

Paphos, International Conference Air Pollution threats to Plant Ecosystems

The impacts of air pollution and climate change on plant ecosystems have been demonstrated by numerous studies over the last decades, and interact in two ways: i) climate change can modify the effects of exposure of plant ecosystems to air pollution, and vice-versa; ii) air pollution can affect the sensitivity of plant ecosystems to specific impacts of climate change, and vice-versa.

Currently, tropospheric ozone is the most damaging air pollutant for plant ecosystems and continues to be a serious issue for plant health. Progress has been achieved by controlling the emission of precursors in some areas of the world; however, much remains to be done. To this end, the international conference "Ozone & Plants" is back for the third time to allow all experts in the interactions between ozone and plant ecosystems to meet and discuss the state-of-the-art and strategies for continuous improvements.

ARCHES Conseils organized a conference at the UN

Forests are essential to our future and represent one of the most important solutions to contribute to economic growth, food security, climate resilience and biodiversity conservation. At the New York Declaration in 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, "Forests are not only a crucial part of solving the climate problem, Beneficial to all members of society ". The New York Declaration has repositioned forests at the heart of the international political-diplomatic agenda in 2015.

Global warming is now recognized and recognized not only by the scientific community but also by the public authorities. Although efforts have been made, predictions remain worrying and global warming of 1-6 ° C at the surface of the globe is expected by 2100. At the same time, ozone is at present the atmospheric pollutant, and Greenhouse gases, the most worrying for forests. Both are changing the dynamics of forests leading to new challenges for forest management. However, the development of adaptation strategies and sustainable forest management has the potential to reduce the vulnerability of forests to the challenge of climate change. Communication between scientists and policy makers is critical to this challenge.

Conference room at the UN

ARCHES-Conseils, with the support of the International Union of Forestry Research Institutes (RG7.01.00) organized this global event. The organization of the event was made possible by the financial support of the Regional Council "Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur" in France (DDSC-SECA) and the MOTTLES project (LIFE15 ENV / IT / 183) 'European Union.

ARCHES-Conseils organized the International Conference "Ozone and Plants" in Florence in May 2018

Florence, International Conference Ozone and Plants

Ozone pollution continues to be a serious problem for terrestrial ecosystems and plant health. Progress has been made in controlling ozone precursor emissions in some parts of the world, but much remains to be done. This conference allowed all experts working on the interactions between ozone and plant ecosystems to meet and discuss the state of the art and future improvement strategies.

ARCHES Conseils participated to the 2017 IUFRO Conference in Tokyo

Japan IUFRO 2017 Conference logo

The 28th IUFRO conference for Specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems: “Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change” was held in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan on October 22-26, 2017. It was a successful meeting with 72 participants from 16 countries. For the first time, the conference was organized back-to-back with the Asian Air Pollution Workshop.

Congress IUFRO 2015 in NICE, France

The impacts of air pollution and climate change on ecosystems have been published in numerous studies over the past decades. The impacts of climate change and air pollution on ecosystems interact in two fundamental ways: climate change can modify the effects of ecosystem exposure to air pollution and vice versa; Climate change can affect the sensitivity of ecosystems to the specific impacts of air pollution and vice versa.