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    19Apr

    Good practice guidance on the sustainable mobilisation of wood in Europe

    • 2015 | 10:49 AM
    • EU

    This document is intended to provide guidance for sustainable mobilisation of wood in Europe. The guidance will refer to good practice examples of successful and sustainable mobilisation of wood, to assist policy-makers and practitioners alike in taking and supporting similar measures. As such, this document aims to give clear, concise and operational guidance, and to add value to existing and other ongoing work on the subject, including work conducted by FOREST EUROPE, the European Commission and UNECE/FAO, i.e. related to the implementation of the EU Forest Action Plan. [Read More]

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    19Apr

    EFI - What Science Can Tell Us

    • 2015 | 10:31 AM
    • EFI

    We live in an intricate and changing environment with interrelated feedback between ecosystems, society, economy and the environment. EFI’s ‘What Science Can Tell Us’ series is based on collective scientific expert reviews providing interdisciplinary background information on key and complex forest-related issues for policy and decision makers, citizens and society in general.

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    18Apr

    The EU Forest Action Plan 2007-2011

    • 2015 | 08:46 PM
    • EU

    Forests are an important part of Europe's heritage and identity. When satellites observe Europe from the skies, they see large masses of green. Forests and other wooded areas cover over 40% of the European Union of 27 Member States. But this huge area does not always receive the public attention it deserves, though forests have been essential throughout our history – for fuel, for shelter, for the air we breathe. Forests also contribute to our quality of life and the social and cultural dimensions of forests are increasingly appreciated by our society.
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    18Apr

    EFI News 2 - 2013

    • 2015 | 08:33 PM
    • EFI

    Our future is in science supporting policy making.

    The EFI 20-year anniversary week in Nancy, France was an event to remember. It successfully brought together EFI Member Countries and member organizations. This marks the first time the Council, the Annual Conference and a conference reflecting scientific and policy issues where held in the same week. The future of EFI is in the strong combination of research and policy support. Selecting research topics relevant for policy making, and reviewing the existing scientific knowledge on ongoing policy issues, are our priorities. Making this knowledge available and accessible within the right amount of time, scale and format is the guiding principle of EFI policy support activities.


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    18Apr

    EFI News 1 - 2013

    • 2015 | 08:30 PM
    • EFI

    European forests have a special year. First, this year EFI is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and we believe it is not only a celebration for EFI member organisations and Member Countries, or for the Institute itself, but an opportunity for the whole European forest sector to bring the continent’s forests into discussions and to increase their visibility. The ‘EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum’ will celebrate two decades of European forest networking from 23–27 September in Nancy, France. We invite you all to share your views on ‘Our forests in the 21st century – ready for risks and opportunities’.
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    18Apr

    A Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda (MFRA) 2010-2020

    • 2015 | 07:47 PM
    • EU

    The present document presents a common vision on the challenges of Mediterranean forests as well as a Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda (MFRA) that describes the main research priorities for forestry in the region during 2010–2020. This document has been coordinated by the Mediterranean Regional Office of the European Forest Institute – EFIMED – within the framework of the European Forest-Based Sector Technology Platform (FTP) Strategic Research Agenda. The consultation process has involved a large number of institutions (research and academic, forest owners, NGOs, and international organisations such as FAO and CIHEAM) in 15 Mediterranean countries.

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    20Apr

    EP resolution april 2012

    • 2012 | 04:32 PM

    European Parliament resolution of 20 April 2012 on our life insurance, our natural capital: an EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 (2011/2307(INI))[Read More]

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    09Mar

    EU Forest Communication Strategy

    • 2011 | 04:30 PM

    At no point in the history of humankind have our forests been so necessary for our survival and yet so much in need of our attention. They support all terrestrial life, help stabilise our climate, provide us with smart natural and sustainable materials and energy. Yet they are under threat from fire, pests, flood and disease – dangers exacerbated by climate change brought about, in part, by forest loss and degradation in an ironic vicious circle. Humans pose as big a threat as long as we fail to protect our forests and continue to clear them for our own purposes regardless of the global problems we create.[Read More]

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    01Oct

    Feasibility Study on means of combating forest dieback in the European Union

    • 2007 | 04:59 PM

    More than 80% of the European Union's (EU) area has a predominantly rural character. Forests amount to 38% of the EU's land area. Support for sustainable forestry is part of the EU Forestry Strategy (1998) and the EU Forest Action Plan (2006), aimed at ensuring the protection and sustainable management and development of forests within the EU. The European Community and its Member States are committed to implement internationally agreed activities related to the maintenance and protection of forests. Most relevant instruments are the Rural Development Regulation ((EC) 1257/1999; 1698/2005), the Forest Focus Regulation ((EC) 2152/2003) and LIFE+, but also several other financial instruments such as the EU Solidarity Fund or the Civil Protection Mechanism.[Read More]

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    01Sep

    Feasibility Study on means of combating forest dieback in the European Union

    • 2007 | 05:01 PM

    The Feasibility study on means of combating forest dieback in the European Union was initiated in order to develop a concrete proposal for preventing and mitigating forest deterioration in the EU. To obtain relevant data on the current situation of forests, policies and instruments applied to respond or to prevent forest damage on the national level, the following questionnaire was developed[Read More]

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