Shri. Vijai Sharma, IAS (retd), Chairman NCCF attended the conference as a keynote speaker in the plenary session of the CFC 2017 and chaired the technical session on the Forest Resource Assessment and Monitoring. In his key note address, he emphasised the need of strengthening partnerships amongst the Forest Departments, R & D institutions, industry, financial sector, farmer groups, certification agencies, Joint Forest Management committees and forest dwellers to achieve the goals of sustainable forest management. Further referring the existing and in process International Treaties like Bali action Plan and Kyoto Protocol, he added that agroforestry could be one of the keys to attaining sustainable development goals.
NCCF actively participated in the technical and poster presentation sessions. Shri A.K. Srivastava, IFS (retd), Executive Director (Honorary), NCCF presented his paper “Forest certification as a promotion tool for Sustainable Forest Management” and chaired the session on “Biodiversity, Forests and People”.