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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...

The Food and Agriculture Organizations of United Nations (FAO) has announced the launch of Open Foris, a set of free and open-source software tools that aims to facilitate forest monitoring in developing nations.  The announcement was made during the International Union of Forest Research...

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN), Bioversity International and FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid will organize a side event at the NH Hotel in Cuenca, Spain, from 18:15 to 19:45 on 3 November 2014. It will take place...

Representatives of more than 30 governments, 30 companies, and 60 civil society and indigenous organizations endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests at the United Nations Climate Summit 2014 held in New York, United States of America, on 23 September.

 

Forests are...

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