Cool Forest Ambassador

Prof. Dr. Pavel Kabat

Chief Scientists and Research Director at the World Meteorological Organization. Former Director General and Chief Executive Officer of IIASA

"We are delighted to be holding the IBFRA18 conference here at IIASA in Austria. IIASA is ideally placed to bring together multidisciplinary teams from a global network to address the challenge of managing and protecting ‘cool forests’ and the resources and benefits they provide.

This unique event will draw attention to the challenges the forests are facing and inform strategies and policies on how to tackle them. I am proud to sign off as a Cool Forest Ambassador. Please join me. I look forward to welcoming you to Laxenburg."