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The side event of the Carabinieri Conference will have the format of an interactive ‘marketplace’ - based on non-formal communication - and will be a networking opportunity for LIFE projects dedicated to forest management and conservation, with the g

  • forest conservation | forestry policy
  • Tuesday 6 June 2023, 09:30 - Wednesday 7 June 2023, 17:00 (CEST)


  1. 6 Jun 2023, 06:45 - 18:00 (CEST)
    Knowing, fighting and preventing anthropic impact - 4:45 PM | Introduced and chaired: Nazario Palmieri, Deputy Commander CUFA
  2. 09:30 - 11:00 (CEST)
    Welcome greetings - 9:30 AM | Chair: Marco Frittella, Director of Rai Libri


    Teo Luzi, General Commander of the Arma dei Carabinieri, Italy

    Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, Vatican

    Guido Crosetto, Minister of Defense, Italy

    Gilberto Pichetto Fratin, Minister of Environment and Energy Security, Italy

    Francesco Rocca, President of the Lazio Region, Italy

    Roberto Gualtieri, Mayor of Roma, Italy

    Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy General Director FAO

    Giovanni Melillo, National Anti-Mafia Prosecutor, Italy

    Maria Chiara Carrozza, President of the National Research Council

    Vincenzo Gesmundo, General Secretary Coldiretti

    Massimiliano Fiorucci, Rector of Roma Tre University, Italy

    Stefano Ubertini, Rector of the University of Tuscia, Italy

    Carlo Gaudio, President of the Council for Research in Agriculture and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), Italy

    Stefano Laporta, President of Ispra

    Egidio Dansero, Vice-rector Vicar for Sustainability and Development cooperation of the University of Turin

  3. 11:30 - 13:00 (CEST)
    A look at/from the world - 11:30 AM | Introduced and moderated by: Piermaria Corona, Director of the CREA Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, Italy


    Raffaele Manicone, CUFA, Commander of Biodiversity Department

    Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Deputy Director-General for Education (video message)

    Michele Candotti, UNDP, Chief of the Executive Office

    Pia Jonsson, Enforcement Support Officer, Enforcement Unit - CITES Secretariat

    Santino Severoni, Director of Health and Migration Program (PHM), WHO, World Health Organization

    Karin Zaunberger, Policy Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General Environment

    Marco Lambertini, Special Envoy, WWF International

    Sabrina Diamanti, President of the Council of the National Order of Agronomists and Forestry Doctors

  4. 14:00 - 15:30 (CEST)
    Conservation and restoration of forests for our future - 2:00 AM | Introduced and chaired: Gianluca Piovesan, University of Tuscia, Italy

    Carlos Nobre, Climatologist, Nobel Peace Prize with IPCC, Brasile climatologist, Nobel Peace Prize with the IPCC, Brazil “Climate and forests, a planetary emergency”;

    Brendan Mackey, Director of Griffith Climate Change Response Program, University of Griffith, and Heather Keith, Senior Research Fellow Climate Action Beacon, University of Griffith Australia (video message) “The role of primary and old-growth forests in climate mitigation”;

    William Moomaw, Fletcher School – Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA (video message) “Forestry legislation, gaps to fill”;

    Zoltan Kun, World Commission on Protected Areas “The key principles for effective protected area design, planning and management to achieve conservation goals”;

    Hubert Hasenauer, Boku University of Vienna, Austria, IUFRO - International Union of Forest Research Organisations “Forests innovation: research and dissemination”;

    Silvia Elizabeth Kloster, Undersecretary of Management, Sustainable Development and Innovation of the Ministry of Climate Change of the Province of Misiones, Argentina “Forests and climate change at the crossroads between Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil

  5. 15:30 - 16:30 (CEST)
    Round table - 3:30 PM | “Forests and the Anthropocene”

    Moderator: Rudi Bressa, Journalist, Italy

    Susanna Nocentini, Vice President of the Italian Academy of Forest Sciences, Italy

    Dante Andres Meller, Rio Turvo State Park, Brazil

    Laura Sadori, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

    Luciano Sammarone, Director of Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo Lazio e Molise, Italy

    Ignazio Camarda, Coordinator of the Working Group of the Italian Botanical Society on Monumental Trees

  6. 7 Jun 2023, 09:00 - 10:30 (CEST)
    Forest Champions: Women, Indigenous Peoples, Youth - 9:00 AM | Chair: Pierluigi Sassi, Earth Day Italia

    Luis Castelli, Executive Director Fundacion Naturaleza para el Futuro, Argentina “From the Guarani of Argentina, a way to the future”;

    Paolo Rozera, Director of NGO UNICEF Italian Committee, Italy “Forests are a vital right for children”;

    Zsolt Molnár, Centre for Ecological Research, Vácrátót, Hungary “Traditional, indigenous, and local ecological knowledge is the solution”;

    Don Richard Dane Lokando, Head of the Natural Resources Commission of the Diocese of Isiro-Niangara, Democratic Republic of Congo “Solidarity and cooperation, in the name of the Encyclical “Laudato si’’”;

    Yannick Ndoinyo, leader and activist Masai, Traditional Ecosystems Survival, Tanzania “The fight of indigenous communities for Nature and human rights”;

    Chief Dadà, indigenous Leader and Defender of the Brazilian Amazon forest, Brazil “The war for forests, in the largest Brazilian deforestation”;

    Fiore Longo, anthropologist, and Survival International’s Campaign Director for the Decolonisation of Conservation (UK) “From green colonialism to the commodification of nature: protected areas vs indigenous peoples.”

  7. 10:30 - 11:30 (CEST)
    The Old Forests in Italy: from positive presences to the national network - 10:30 AM

    Introduced and chaired: Carlo Blasi, Professor Emeritus of Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation-University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Italy

    Francesco Sabatini, Professor of Plant Biodiversity and Landscape Ecology at the Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences - Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, Italy “Mapping and protection of primary and old-growth forests in Europe”;

    Alessandra Stefani, Director General of Forests of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forests, Italy “Old-growth forests in Italian legislation: Consolidated text, implementing decrees, National Forest Strategy”;

    Renzo Motta, Professor of Forestry Department DISAFA, Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences, University of Torino, Italy “Old-growth forests in the collective imagination and in reality: the Italian situation”;

    Pietro Brandmayr, Professor Emeritus of Zoology at the Department of DIBEST Biology, Ecology and Earth Sciences - University of Calabria, Italy “The animal biodiversity of old-growth forests in Italy.”

  8. 11:45 - 13:00 (CEST)
    Forests, biodiversity and climate: storytelling and action - 11:45 AM | Introduced and chaired: Alfonso Cauteruccio, Greenaccord, Italy

    Sabrina Alfonsi, Councilor for Agriculture, Environment and Waste Cycle of the Roma Municipality, Italy;

    “The contribution of a great green capital to global environmental policies”;

    Luca Baione, Italian Air Force - Permanent Representative with World Meteorological Organization “The support of the Air Force Meteorological Service for the protection of forests”;

    Zhimin Wu, Director of Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) “Resilient and safe forests are the vital environment for billion of human beings”;

    Piero Visconti, Research Group Leader: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Group, Biodiversity and Natural Resources Management Programme, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (video message) “Forest management under the green deal: conservation, restoration and sustainable use to benefit nature and people”;

    Joydeep Gupta, director of The Third Pole, India “Climate, biodiversity, and Nature in Asia: environment cuts across boundaries”;

    Antonio Brunori, Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Working Party 9.01.03 and general secretary of PEFC Italy “Improving the journalists’ approach to the environment and natural resources”.

  9. 14:00 - 15:30 (CEST)
    Information, education and training: awareness and participation as a protection factor - 2:00 pm | Moderated by: Mario Salomone, WEEC Network

    Francesco Lollobrigida, Minister of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry, Italy

    Loredana Gulino, Head of Department Administration, Planning and Natural Heritage (DiAG) of the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security; Jun Morohashi, UNESCO Chief of Section of Education for Sustainable Development “L’educazione, un pilastro”;

    David Orr, Oberlin College, USA (video message) “Environmental education in a hotter time”;

    Antonella Bachiorri, University of Parma, CIREA, Italy “Education in the world”;

    Gabriella Calvano, University of Bari, co-coordinator RUS (Universities for Sustainability Network);

    Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden “How do we support the next generation for a sustainable future?”;

    Ilga Salite, Daugavpils University, Latvia “Forests in education: evolutionary, ecological, and pedagogical foundations”;

    Maria Antonietta Quadrelli, Editors board of “.eco”, Italy “To train formators and educators on solid foundations”;

    David Zandvliet, Simon Frazer University, Vancouver, Canada “Biocultural Diversity, some case studies from Canada, Indonesia, Amazonia and Africa”.

  10. 15:30 - 16:45 (CEST)
    - Research and training: a “transformative” change - 3:30 PM | Introduced and chaired: Alessandro Chiarucci, University of Bologna, Italy

    Paola Marrone, Rector’s delegate for sustainability, University of Rome 3, Italy “Sustainability as a compass for transformative teaching”;

    Pasquale Policastro, University of Szczecin, Poland “Polish State Forests for the world. The multidimensional Nature of the Polish forest management and reconstruction plan model, its achievements and the adaptability of its principles to different naturalistic, institutional and social realities”;

    Christian Messier, Department of Life Sciences, University of Québec, Canada “Anthropocene forestry: forest resilience in the face of global warming”;

    Giancarlo Papitto, Head of Studies and Projects, CUFA “Smart Forest Monitoring: the Italian proposal to monitor forests through satellite applications”;

    Carl Beierkuhnlein, University of Bayreuth, Germany “Educational long-term and large-scale environmental and ecological challenges”;

    Rasmus Ejrnæs, University of Aarhus, Denmark “Rewilding: The hardest challenge in ecological restoration!”;

    Alessandro Fumagalli, Electronics ITA - Head of Space Engineering and Cecilia Sciarretta, R&D Governance and Sustainability Technology Roadmap, EGeos/ Telespazio “Technologies for environmental monitoring”.

  11. 16:45 - 18:15 (CEST)
    Restitution and balance - 4:45 PM | Chair: Davide De Laurentis

    Round table “The forest factor”, a summary

    Moderator: Bianca La Placa, Journalist

    Participated in the session: Nazario Palmieri, Alfonso Cauteruccio, Alessandro Chiarucci, Piermaria Corona, Gianluca Piovesan, Mario Salomone, Pierluigi Sassi, Carlo Blasi.

    At the end of the Conference, the names of the three scholars selected by the Conference’s scientific committee will be announced based on the works presented for their originality, methodological rigour and attested or potential impact.

    Thanks 6:00 p.m. Antonio Marzo, Commander CUFA

Practical information

Tuesday 6 June 2023, 09:30 - Wednesday 7 June 2023, 17:00 (CEST)
Italian, English