The science behind the greenhouse effect of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is tried and true and measurements showing ever increasing concentration of carbon dioxide and higher global temperatures are correct. In forestry as in other sectors, we need to prepare for the climate change that will take place. On the International Day of Forests, March 21st, it is our hope at the Icelandic Forest Service, that you will appreciate what forests give us in the form of spiritual and material benefits. In a time of rapid change it is not a given that they will always be able to meet our demands. It is necessary toward the protection and sustainable management of forests so that they may forever be to our benefit and enjoyment.