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The Second European Forest Week (EFW) was celebrated last week (9-13 December 2013) in Rovaniemi, Finland, and with many other events all across Europe.  This year Santa Claus, who lives in Rovaniemi, assumed the role of ambassador of the European Forest Week.

 

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The final report of the project on Implementing Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe (CI-SFM) has been released and is now available on line.

 

The report summarizes the results of the work undertaken during the project in order to analyse the...

2.110 people from 39 countries participated in the first edition of this competition, voting or submitting their videos and photographs.

 

Established by FOREST EUROPE, the contest aims to raise public interest in the contributions of FOREST...

What is the history of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Europe? How has SFM been implemented in Europe? How to arise more interest on SFM? These are the questions to be addressed during the side event jointly organized by FOREST EUROPE, EFI and METLA in the frame of the European Forest...

The UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw ended on Saturday 23 November, with organizers declaring that governments are still on track towards a universal climate agreement in 2015, which will come into force from 2020.

 

Outcomes from Warsaw include new decisions to cut...

Forest gains and losses during the current century are shown in unprecedented detail in a new study led by the University of Maryland and based on data from the NASA-US Geological Survey Landsat 7 satellite.

 

The maps show changes between 2000 and 2012 in the area occupied by...

European countries signatories to FOREST EUROPE and the European Union (also a signatory to the process) will meet in Geneva on 7th-8th November in the Resumed Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe...

Preliminary conclusions of the project on Implementing Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe (CI-SFM) were discussed on the CI-SFM pan-European Forum, which was held at the University of Natural Resources and Life Science (BOKU), in Vienna, on 8-9 October.

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A useful support tool for teachers and youth leaders, the Forest Challenge Badge helps educate children and young people about the importance of forests in maintaining life on the Earth.

 

Teachers can prepare their sessions using the Forests Challenge booklet.  This...

The new European Union (EU) Forest Strategy was adopted by the European Commission on 20 September 2013.  Developed over the past two years, it is the result of the work of the Commission, in cooperation with Member States and stakeholders.

 

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