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The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) has recently approved Voluntary Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forests that update and replace the original ITTO Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forests, which were published in...

The writing phase of the preparation of the next edition of the State of Europe’s Forests (SoEF) report has just started.

 

FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid is responsible for the production of the 2015 edition of the report, which is being carried out with the cooperation of...

Applications to organize events at the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC) can be submitted until 27 February 2015 through the specific online event registration system at the FAO Congress website.

 

Events should deal in one way or another with the central theme of the XIV WFC...

Results of the first PEFC Global Consumer Survey were recently released.  According to the main findings of the study, most consumers (60% of those surveyed) agree that their shopping choice for a labelled product can make a positive difference to the world’s forests.

 

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Trade in illegal timber in a selection of consumer and producer countries is analysed in a recently released series of Chatham House assessments. The consumer countries studied in this research are France, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands, plus, out of Europe, Japan and United States....

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress 2014 closed this week with the release of The Promise of Sidney. This document collects the outcomes of the Congress, in the form of: 1) A vision for the near future related to the protection of natural areas; 2) A...

On the occasion of the FOREST EUROPE Expert Level Meeting (ELM) held in Cuenca, Spain, on 6-7 November 2014, a joint letter signed by some of the main organizations of the European forest sector was addressed to the ministers responsible for forests and forestry in Europe.

 

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Preparations for the FOREST EUROPE Extraordinary Ministerial Conference (EMC) were discussed last week at an Expert Level Meeting (ELM) held in Cuenca, Spain (6-7 November 2014). This EMC will receive the results of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) for a Legally Binding...

Preparations for the 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference started this week in Cuenca, Spain. Representatives from 27 FOREST EUROPE signatory countries, the European Union, 8 observer organizations, and the USA, one of the observer countries of the process, gathered on 4-5...

Delegates from the FOREST EUROPE signatory countries joined a side event in the evening of 3 November 2014 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN). The programme was established in October 1994 to coordinate pan-European...

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