08.06.2016 | 08:00 Uhr
University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg

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08.06.2016 | 08:00 Uhr

June 07th-08th 2016, Rottenburg a.N., Germany

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Both Germany and Japan have a long tradition in various forms of forest management, they are both covered by extensive woodlands and their growing stock is significantly high. However, Japan as a high industrialized country, shows an exceptional underuse of its forest resources and forested rural landscape and urban agglomerations are spatially disconnected. In contrast, in Germany the demand for wood is almost at the level of the annual domestic allowable cut and the intermingling of forest with urban areas or forestry with the society is heavily influenced by numerous interactions. In an outstanding shift of a paradigm Japan today is performing a dramatic turn to a sustainable use of their own domestic forest and wood resources. In contrast, again, Germany is now realizing the finite nature of this renewable natural resource. The German-Japanese Forestry Symposium discusses these diverse regional and institutional situations as well as the lately starting changes and multiple challenges that come along. Coming from such identities the speakers will derive perspectives for a renaissance in forestry in Japan and show paths of optimization for the usage of the limited resources in German forestry as well.

Thus, the 1st German-Japanese Forestry Symposium, will strengthen the exchange of country-specific points of view and economical solutions towards sustainable forestry between stakeholders of German- Japanese forest- and timber-sciences as well as the industry. Furthermore contributions will be made to a better understanding of the efficiency and flexibility of the forests in Europe and Asia.

The German-Japanese Forestry Symposium is setting up the latest platform of national exchange on forestry issues between Germany and Japan and creates the chance to fruitful discussions between stakeholders from science, administration & policy leadership and the forest-wood chain industry. Main aims are to understand needs from and approach to forests & forestry, to develop a solid network of professionals along the value chain and to face challenges in a changing world and finally to set up a template to be continued in the future, periodically rotating between both countries.

Target group are forestry professionals of academic institutions and decision takers (national and regional universities, research institutes, etc.), national and prefectural state forest administration, leading forestry entrepreneurs and responsible person of forest owner associations.

Selected high-level professionals (twinned authorship, academic/policy & professional) from each country’s leading institutions will present an overview on the latest national development in the professional and policy sector and dispose of a large network down into all technical levels from forestry until the wood-based industry.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 7th 2016

09:00 - 16:00
Field trip: Case studies management of Douglas fir stand (Löwenstein)
Mr. Prof. Dr. S. HEIN (HFR) and Mr. Prof. Dr. U. KOHNLE (FVA)

20:00 - 22:00
Ice-Breaker: Pre-conference-dinner,
Dinner-Speech: „Insight into Germans and their forests“:

Mr. Prof. Dr. A. Lehmann (University of Hamburg)


08:00 - 08:30

08:30 - 09:00
Visions of Forest Policy: Forestry in Germany – Strength & Strategic Challenges
N.N. (Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany)

09:00 - 09:30
The New Forest Policy: “Sustainable Forestry as a Leading Industry in Japan”
N.N. (Forestry Agency, Japan)

09:30 - 10:00
National Forest Inventory - Sustainable Forestry in Germany by Data
Mr. Dr. H. POLLEY (Thünen Institute) and Mr. Dr. G. KÄNDLER (FVA)

10:30 - 11:00
Local Forestry, Timber Industry and Human Resource Development in Japan
Mr. Prof. Dr. H. KAWAJIRI (Gifu Academy of Forest Science and Culture)

11:00 - 11:30
State Forest Enterprise in Transition: How to Successfully Adapt to Changes in Society and the Environment?
N.N. (Ministry of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection, BW)

14:00 - 14:30
On the Economic Situation of Forest Enterprises in Germany
Mr. Prof. Dr. PETKAU (HFR) and Mr. Prof. Dr. B. MÖHRING (Göttingen University)

14:30 - 15:00
Challenges in Newer Japanese Forestry Using Precise Forest Information and ICT
Mr. Prof. Dr. Y. TERAOKA (Kagoshima University)

15:30 - 16:00
Biomass from Forests: Provision and Added Value – Experiences from Germany
Mr. Prof. Dr. S. PELZ (HFR) and Mr. M. MANN (Mann-Energie)

16:30 - 17:00
Recent Situation in Forest Biomass Use in Japan
Mr. Prof. Dr. S. ITO (Iwate University)

19:00 - 22:00
Conference Dinner
Dinner Speech: “130 years German-Japanese Forestry Relations“
Mr. C. END (HFR) and Mr. Prof. Dr. S. HEIN (HFR)


Conference language:

The symposium will be held in both languages, German and Japanese, the translation will be simultaneous.

Organisation and registration:

The registration needs to be done in written form to the organizing parties in either Germany or Japan until May 31st 2016.

Conference fee:

No fees will be charged for participating at the excursion and the symposium.

Contact person:

Hochschule für Forstwirtschaft Rottenburg
Prof. Dr. Sebastian HEIN
Fon +49 -7472-951239

Christoph END
Fon +49-7472-951228

Research Institute for Natural Capital Co.,Ltd (RINC)
Dr. Norie TAMURA 1-1-2, Oginosato-higashi, Otsu-shi, Shiga 520-0248, JAPAN
Fon +81-77-572-5336