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Meetings 2014


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.
Helsinki, Finland, 22 November 2013
The seminar was organised within the frame of EFI 20th anniversary celebrations and was held in the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Finland.
Warsaw, Poland, 16–17 November 2013
The Global Landscapes Forum convened beside the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Warsaw, Poland, 11-22 November 2013
19th Conference of the Parties (COP19) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) / 9th Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to Kyoto Protocol (CMP9) was held in Warsaw, Poland from 11-22 November 2013.
Geneva, Switzerland, 7-8 November 2013
The Resumed INC-Forests 4 was held on 7-8 November 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Oslo, Norway, 29-30 October 2013
Oslo REDD Exchange 2013, which was hosted by Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI), aimed to renew the forests and climate change agenda in light of current experiences and respond to the changing physical, financial and political conditions affecting it.
South Iceland, 23–26 October 2013
The conference was organized by Icelandic Forest Research (the research division of the Iceland Forest Service). It aimed to share knowledge on land degradation, desertification and restoration of productive forest functions on afforested lands, as well as to compare and contrast situations in different countries.
Bilbao, Spain, 23-25 October 2013
The 8th European Forest Pedagogics Congress was held in Bilbao (Northern Spain) on 23-25 October 2013. The event was an initiative of the Forest Communicators Network (FCN) subgroup Forest Pedagogics of UNECE/FAO.

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