On October 24th, the Three-North Shelterbelt Conference in the parallel session of the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests was held in Beijing with the theme of “Forty years Construction of Three-North Program - Approaching Green Development”. The parallel conference was jointly sponsored by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China (NFGA) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and organized by the Northwest North and Northeast Shelterbelt Construction Bureau of NFGA (hereinafter referred to as the “Three-North Bureau”) and the Institute of Applied Ecology (IAE) of CAS. More than 300 people including experts and scholars in the field of protective forestry as well as the constructors and managers of the Three-North Shelterbelt Program attended the conference.
HU Zhangcui, full-time deputy director of China National Afforestation Committee Office, and Alexander Buck, Executive Director of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), attended the conference and delivered speeches on behalf of the sponsors. YIN Weilun, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, ZHANG Wei, director of the Three-North Bureau, and ZHU Jiaojun, director of IAE, CAS, gave keynote presentations entitled "The Theory and Practice of Construction and Management of Planted Forests in the Three-North Shelterbelt Program", "Three-North Program and Green Development" and "Forty-year Assessment of the Three-North Shelterbelt Construction", respectively.
Finally, a new book entitled “Tree Species and Varieties Certified for the Three-North Shelterbelt Construction” was released during the conference. Experts at home and abroad shared the experience and achievements of the forty-year construction of the Three-North Shelterbelt Program.
Green China (Internet) TV (GCTV), People’s Daily Online, China Science and Technology Daily and other media reported the conference online.