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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.

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Agreement on only one approach to the valuation of forest ecosystem services (VFES) in the pan-European region is neither easy nor advisable. This is the opinion of the experts who attended the FOREST EUROPE workshop held on 24-25 September in Belgrade, Serbia....

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is implementing a two-year (2014-2015) project in order to further develop and harmonize indicators for sustainable forest management (SFM) in particular on socio-economic and governance aspects, and...

Many challenges are involved in estimating the value of Forest Ecosystem Services (FES) and the implementation of these mechanisms.

 

The need to discuss these challenges and to find a common approach to face them is the focus of the FOREST EUROPE...

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...

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...

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.

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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...

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...

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

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