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    19Apr

    Implementation of the FOREST EUROPE Commitments

    • 2015 | 08:11 PM
    • EU

    FOREST EUROPE has developed pan-European policies and tools for sustainable forest management since the first Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe in Strasbourg, France, in 1990. This publication presents national and pan-European implementation of FOREST EUROPE commitments to the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe, Oslo, Norway, 14–16 June 2011, focusing on activities since the Ministerial Conference in Warsaw, Poland, November 2007. Reporting on implementation is important to evaluate progress made in putting political decisions into action, to facilitate exchange of experience across countries and to serve further policy development.[Read More]

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    19Apr

    Assessment of Forest Fire Risks and Innovative Strategies for Fire Prevention

    • 2015 | 08:07 PM
    • EU

    Forests are vital for sustainable development and human wellbeing in Europe and globally. Sustainable forest management is of fundamental importance for combating desertification, for protection against natural hazards such as soil erosion and floods and for ensuring regular supplies of good quality fresh water. In addition, forests that are managed sustainably continue to provide a range of important goods and services.[Read More]

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    19Apr

    EUROPE’S FORESTS 2007

    • 2015 | 08:01 PM
    • EU

    Forests cover 44 percent of the land area of Europe. At just over 1 billion ha, or 1.26 ha per capita, 25 percent of the world’s forests are in Europe. About 80 percent of this forest is in the Russian Federation. Some 80 to 90 percent of forests are available for wood supply in most regions, but only around 40 percent in East Europe. Europe’s forest area continues to increase. The area of forest in Europe has increased by almost 13 million ha (an area roughly the size of Greece) in the past 15 years mainly due to planting of new forests and natural expansion of forests onto former agricultural land.[Read More]

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    19Apr

    Europeans and Wood: What do Europeans think about wood and its use?

    • 2015 | 07:58 PM

    This report has been compiled with the assistance of many individuals and institutions over several years. It would not have been possible without the kind help of all of them, especially of those institutions that allowed information from their surveys to be used in this publication. Most of the studies reviewed in this publication have been collected and analysed by Roland Oberwimmer, on whose collection and study of material this report is mainly based. Support and encouragement were also given by the members of the UN-FAO/ECE Forest Communicators Network, and the members of its sub-group on “Consumer Attitudes”.[Read More]

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    19Apr

    Enriching Forest Biodiversity FOREST EUROPE is implementing Convention on Biological Diversity provisions

    • 2015 | 07:55 PM
    • EU

    FOREST EUROPE (The Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe), launched in 1990, is the European policy process for the sustainable management of the continent’s forests. FOREST EUROPE develops common strategies for 46 member countries and the European Union on how to protect and sustainably manage forests. The continuous co-operation under FOREST EUROPE has led to a European definition of sustainable forest management, followed by guidelines and criteria and indicators for reporting on goal achievement.[Read More]

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    19Apr

    COOL project more fodder for the oven?

    • 2015 | 07:52 PM
    • EU

    This policy brief is based on the research project “CO mpeting uses of fOrest Land” (COOL; www.cool-project.uni-freiburg.de) carried out in 2012–2014 within the two ERA -Nets WoodWisdom-Net2 and Bioenergy, with financial support from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in Finland; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany; the Research Council of Norway; the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport in Slovenia; and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in Spain. Within the COOL project, a comparative analysis of trade-offs and synergies arising from the production and use of energy wood was conducted in Finland, Germany, Norway, Slovenia and Spain. Emphasis was put on the participation of stakeholders and the inclusion of their perspectives by interviews, questionnaires and workshops.[Read More]

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    19Apr

    Shaping a Future where Forests Contribute to a Sustainable World

    • 2015 | 07:50 PM

    FOREST EUROPE (Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is the pan-European policy process for sustainable management of the continent’s forests. FOREST EUROPE, founded in 1990, develops common strategies for its 46 signatory countries and the EU on how to protect and sustainably manage forests. Sustainable forest management aims to ensure that the goods and services derived from the forest meet present day needs at the same time secure their continued availability and contribution to long-term development. Guidelines, criteria and indicators help governments design the optimal forest policies. [Read More]

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    19Apr

    INTER-CRITERIA AND INDICATORS (C&I) PROCESS COLLABORATION WORKSHOP

    • 2015 | 07:44 PM
    • EU

    A collaborative effort by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), the Montreal Process, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the U.S. Forest Service 8–10 June, 2006 Bialowieza, Poland. The Inter-Criteria and Indicators (C&I) Process Collaboration Workshop was a collaborative effort by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), the Montreal Process, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the U.S. Forest Service.[Read More]

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    19Apr

    Reports, Catalogues and Publications on Forests

    • 2015 | 11:28 AM
    • EU

    List of reports, publications, studies, catalogues about forests.
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    19Apr

    Green Book on payments for environmental services from Mediterranean forests

    • 2015 | 10:56 AM
    • EU

    The concept of payments for environmental services (PES) has emerged as a way of involving beneficiaries of forest ecosystem services in the financing of their provision.[Read More]

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