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International Poplar Council 26th Session - 2021

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IPC 26th Session

The IPC (International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment) met virtually for its 26th session on October 5-8, 2021. As well as technical presentations and working group meetings, the IPC published its 110-page "Synthesis of Country Progress Reports" This report summarizes four-year (2016-2019) reports received in 2020 by the IPC from twenty-two member nations: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the USA. Nineteen of these reports (excepting Ireland, South Africa and the US) can be accessed at the IPC website.

The IPC session also included reports by its six working parties:

  • WP1 - Taxonomy, Nomenclature and Registration
  • WP2 - Domestication and Conservation of Genetic Resources
  • WP3 - Plant Health, Resilience to Threats and Climate Change
  • WP4 - Sustainable Livelihoods, Land-Use, Products, and Bioenergy
  • WP5 - Environmental and Ecosystem Services
  • WP6 - Policy, Communication, and Outreach

PWCC members serve on WP6

The 2022 Short Rotation Woody Crops International Conference on May 2-4, in Asheville, North Carolina (see Upcoming Events) will be a joint meeting of the IPC's WP5 as well as the US Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group and the IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) Poplar and Willow Genetics Working Group