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Alpine mountains host the 3rd European Forest Week

The 3rd European Forest Week (EFW), held back-to-back with Silva 2015, the joint session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC), took place 2-6 November 2015 in Engelberg, Switzerland.

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Agreement to stop land degradation by 2030… and the crucial help of forests in achieving this objective

The international fight against desertification and land degradation moved a step forward this October. An agreement was reached to maintain at a stable level from 2030 the amount of healthy and productive land in the world.

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Forests to play key role in new global climate change agreement

In the ‘Madrid Ministerial Declaration: 25 years together promoting Sustainable Forest Management in Europe’, signed at the 7th FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference (Madrid, 20-21 October 2015), the FOREST EUROPE signatories recognized the vital role of forests in combating climate change, and committed to enhancing the role of forests, sustainable forest management and the use of forest-based products to mitigate climate change.

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Managed ecosystems create biomass more efficiently, new study shows

An international study published in Nature Geoscience on 6 October 2015 concludes that human management increases the productivity of ecosystems, independent of vegetation, environmental and climatic drivers.

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New IUFRO paper compiles current developments in forest policies and forest-policy research in Europe

The IUFRO Occasional Paper 29 - COST FP 1207: Orchestrating Forest-Related Policy Analysis in Europe (ORCHESTRA)) has been recently released.  This report collects different cases and examples of policies and current developments from forest-related policy arenas and the forest-policy science community in Europe.

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