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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.

 

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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...

The initial, ‘zero’ draft of goals and targets for sustainable development for the post-2015 development agenda has been discussed during the twelfth session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This latest meeting of the...

The 2014 edition of the State of the World’s Forests report (also known as SOFO) has been released by FAO, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This coincides with the opening of the 22nd Session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the World...

Experts with different backgrounds and from several countries, organizations and sectors gathered on 4-5 June in Helsinki, Finland, to discuss the further development of the current Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) tools at the pan-European level.

 

These tools (guidelines...

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released on 3rd June 2014 the first edition of The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources report.

 

Genetic diversity ensures that forests and trees can survive, adapt and evolve under changing...

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