The third meeting of the MCPFE Working Group on exploring the potential added value of and possible options for a legally binding agreement on forests in the pan-European region took place on 1-2 September 2009 in Rome, Italy.
Recommendation of possible elements of a legally binding agreement, assessment of costs and possible implications on international forest agreements, bodies and processes were discussed. Also, possible appropriate negotiation process was deliberated. The Working Group will meet in Brussels, Belgium, on the 7th October to discuss its final report. This report will contain main findings and recommendations and will be then presented for deliberations at the upcoming MCPFE Expert Level Meeting on 24-25 November 2009.