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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...

Delegates from 17 FOREST EUROPE signatory countries, plus the European Union, agreed yesterday on the urgent need to start a process to update the pan-European set of Criteria and Indicators (C&I) for Sustainable Forest Management (SFM).

 

As was recognized during the...

2,500 scientists from more than 100 countries gathered at the 24th World Congress of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Convened under the theme “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research”, the Congress took place from 5 to 11 October...

The 2nd edition of the FOREST EUROPE ‘Show Off Your Forest’ photographic competition opened today.

 

2,110 people from 41 countries participated in the 1st edition of this competition by submitting their works and voting. Even more people are expected to...

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