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FOREST EUROPE has the pleasure to announce the dates of the following meetings, to be held in the week of 3-7 November 2014 in Cuenca (Spain):

 

Round Table on updating the Sustainable Forest Management Tools: 3 November 2014. During this...

The first steps in developing a forest naturalness indicator for Europe have been documented by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in a recently published technical report.

 

The report clarifies the concept of High Nature Value (HNV) for forests, discussing how it differs...

The national forest certification systems of Luxembourg, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland have been re-endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), confirming that they continue to meet PEFC international requirements.

 

This is the first time...

According to a new study published in Nature Climate Change on 3 August 2014, forest disturbances (such as disturbances from wind, bark beetles and wildfires) increased in European forests during the first decade of the twenty first century, continuing the trend seen in the twentieth...

The Romanian government, Greenpeace and WWF have started the nomination process for the virgin beech forests of Romania to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The designation process and all the procedures related to it will take approximately two years.

 

According...

The benefits of using native species in large scale rehabilitation and restoration projects are highlighted in a new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

 

The report, entitled ‘Genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration...

A final proposal of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets has been adopted by the UN General Assembly's Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals during its 13th session. This was the final meeting of the OWG, which took place at UN Headquarters in New York from...

The online registration to participate in the FOREST EUROPE Workshop on Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services (VFES) is open and available at the FOREST EUROPE website.  Registration for the meeting is free of charge.

 

The draft agenda of the meeting, which will last...

The Oslo Ministerial Mandate adopted by the FOREST EUROPE signatories in 2011 established an intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe. According to the mandate the committee shall present its work to a FOREST EUROPE Extraordinary...

In a side event organised on the occasion of the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the World Forest Week, FOREST EUROPE underlined the opportunities for the forest sector in moving to a green economy, and...

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