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International Forum on Investment and Finance in China's Forestry Sector

Event Overview

International Forum on Investment and Finance in China's Forestry Sector

September 22, 2004 - September 23, 2004

Beijing, China
Friendship Hotel

Forest Trends, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), and the China National Forestry Economics and Development Research Center (FEDRC) of the State Forestry Administration (SFA) co-organized the International Forum on Investment and Finance in China's Forestry Sector, which was held on September 22-23, 2004 in Beijing, China. The event was co-sponsored by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and attended by over 150 representatives from domestic and international financial institutions, government agencies, academe, and private sector. The forum heard presentations and encouraged dialogue between decision makers from the forestry and financial sectors. Themes central to the meeting included: (1) China's Forest Production and Trade: Current Trends and Issues, (2) Public Finance for Forestry: Experiences from China and Other Countries, (3) Loan-Based Finance for Forestry: the Role of Chinese Banks, (4) Private Sector Perspectives on Forestry Investment in China, (5) Forestry and Financial Sector Reforms in China, (6) Emerging Roles and Opportunities for International Finance, and (7) Financial Due Diligence and Risk Analysis in Forestry Investment. The forum produced a set of recommendations for the consideration of policy and market makers and includes the following:

  • (I) There is a need to improve and strengthen public investments in forest restoration.
  • (II) There is a need to better target public investments in industrial plantation development and plantation-based wood processing industries.
  • (III) Policy reforms that encourage greater investment by private sector and collective forest owners should be adopted.
  • (IV) There is a need to establish markets for forest ecological services.
  • (V) There is a need to encourage private and public banks and investors to adopt new, and more stringent investment policies and due diligence procedures for all forestry and wood processing investments.





    Resources


    China's Forest Production and Trade: Current Trends and Issues

    Overview of China's Forestry Industry Development
    by Sun Jian, National Administrative Office of the Timber Industry, State Forestry Administration (SFA)

     

    Current Trends and Challenges for Pulp and Paper Investment in China
    by Ilkka Kuusisto, Associate Principal, Jaakko Pöyry Consulting 

     

    Financing the Development of an Integrated Wood Pulp Industry and Plantation
    by Hu Nan, China Light Industry Investment Association



    Public Finance for Forestry: Experiences from China and Other Countries

    Chinese Government Investment for Forestry Development
    by Li Zujiao, China National Forestry Economics and Development Research Center (FEDRC), State Forestry Administration (SFA)


    Government Subsides for Industrial Plantations: A Global Assessment of Trends and Issues
    by Andy White, Senior Director, Policy and Market Analysis, Forest Trends


    General Framework for Forestry Finance Reform in China
    by Zhang Liqun, Macro-Economic Research Institute, National Development Research Center (NDRC)



    Loan-Based Finance for Forestry: The Role of Chinese Banks

    Overview of Chinese Bank Finance for Forestry Investments
    by Mu Yejiu, China State Development Bank, Tianjin branch


    Assessing the Competitiveness of China's Expanding Pulp and Paper Industry in a Global Context
    by Roger Wright, Hawkins Wright


    Project Analysis – Issues and Best Practice in the Forestry Sector
    by Cary Raditz , CFA, EMRG/Forest Trends



    Private Sector Perspectives on Forestry Investment in China

    Forestry Sector Reforms and Policy to Promote Investment in Plantations
    by Wang Qianjin, Survey and Research Office, State Forest Administration (SFA)


    Financing Potentials for Plantation in Fujian Province of China
    Liu Weiping, Fujian Agricultrural University


    Does China Have a Comparative Advantage for Growing Pulpwood?
    by Christian Cossalter, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) 



    Forestry and Financial Sector Reforms in China

    Investing in Pulp and Plantation Development in Guangxi: The Experience of Stora Enso
    by Markku Pentikainen, Stora Enso


    Experiences for Private Sector Investment in China
    Zhang Jinghai, Jiashide Bamboo & Rattan (Beijing) Co. Ltd



    Emerging Roles and Opportunities for International Finance

    The KfW Experience Promoting Banking Reforms and the Forestry Sector
    by Arne Gooss, Director, KfW


    Investing in China's Forest Industry: New Standards to Advance Social and Economic Development
    by Ole Sand , International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank


    International Finance Perspectives on Forestry Investment in China
    by John Begley, President & CEO, Port Townsend Paper


    Investing in Forest Plantations in China: Experiences, Lessons and New Directions
    by Jiang Xishan, World Bank Forestry Project Management Center, State Forestry Administration (SFA)



    Financial Due Diligence and Risk Analysis in Forestry Investment

    Financial Due Diligence and Risk Analysis in Pulp and Plantation Investments: A Global Overview
    by Masya Spek, Financial Analyst, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)


    Risk Analysis and Social-Environmental Impacts Assessment for Pulp and Plantations Investments: The Case of Indonesia
    by Christopher Barr, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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