Strasbourg, France, 27 February 2014
This seminar was organized by The European Forest Institute (EFI), in order to discuss the results of the INTEGRATE project. This project was finalized in 2013, and aimed a better understanding of the potentials of integrating nature protection measures to forest management while addressing other forest functions/services.
Madrid, Spain, 27 February 2014
This meeting explored pan-European approaches to valuation of forest ecosystem services. Experts presented the work so far developed by of the 3 existing sub-working groups which were created in order to adress the following topics:
Delhi, India, 10-14 February 2014
The 3rd World Congress on Agroforestry was co-hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
Valladolid, Spain, 4-5 February 2014
FOREST EUROPE Expert Level Meeting was held in Valladolid, Spain, on 4-5 February 2014.
Paris, France, 4 February 2014
The workshop was organized by the French network AFORCE, devoted to forest adaptation to climate change, in collaboration with CNPF, GIP ECOFOR, EFIATLANTIC, IEFC, INRA and ONF.
New York City, USA, 3-7 February 2014
The 8th session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) tackled different issues, forests among them.
Madrid, Spain, 22-23 January 2014
The conference was organised by the Biodiversity Foundation (part of the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment). It aimed to provide a forum for exchange of knowledge on the current situation and potential of cork oak ecosystems and analyze socio-economic perspectives that promote sustainable development of rural areas with this kind of ecosystems.
Rovaniemi, Finland, 12 December 2013
FOREST EUROPE, EFI and METLA jointly organized a side event, in the frame of the European Forest Week, under the title “EXPERIENCES AND FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE FOREST MANAGEMENT IN EUROPE”.
Rovaniemi, Finland, 10 December 2013
This side event, organized under the title "Bringing more value to our forests - Payments and markets for ecosystem services", has examined work in Europe to stimulate new forest market opportunities, based on payments for ecosystem services. Many of the services provided by forests have not traditionally been fully valued in markets, including the contribution to tackling climate change, regulating water quality and quantity and providing biodiversity. Work has advanced in recent years to estimate values for these services. This evidence base has contributed to efforts to find ways of setting up new market opportunities which can reward forest owners for the services they provide. At the same time, work has been carried out to understand why businesses and the public may wish to pay for these services.
Rovaniemi, Finland, 9–13 December 2013
The Second European Forest Week was promoted by a group of 15 partners (1) , FOREST EUROPE among them. Its objective was to raise awareness of the contribution of the forest sector to a sustainable economy and to human wellbeing.