A Commitment to Sustainable Forest Management in Europe
The intention and commitment to apply the Forest Principles and other decisions of the UNCED at regional and national levels led to the Second Ministerial Conference, which was held in Helsinki in June 1993 under the joint chairmanship of Finland and Portugal. In addition to 37 European countries and the European Community, several organisations from the private sector, the international forestry community and environmental NGOs participated at this conference.
The General Declaration and the four Helsinki Resolutions reflect Europe’s approaches to global environmental issues, namely the promotion of sustainable forest management, the conservation of biological diversity, strategies regarding the consequences of possible climate change for the forest sector, and increasing co-operation with countries in transition to market economies.
- General Declaration
- RESOLUTION S1: European Network of Permanent Sample Plots for Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems
- RESOLUTION S2: Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources
- RESOLUTION S3: Decentralized European Data Bank on Forest Fires
- RESOLUTION S4: Adapting the Management of Mountain Forests to New Environmental Conditions
- RESOLUTION S5: Expansion of the EUROSILVA Network of Research on Tree Physiology
- RESOLUTION S6: European Network for Research into Forest Ecosystems