The Think Tank consists of a FOREST EUROPE expert group composed of member state delegates, observers and experts, that will revisit SFM and its instruments. The first meeting will concentrate on the role of SFM in the current policy debate, its relation to other forest-related concepts and development needs of the SFM concept for the […]
We are glad to invite you to a High-Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) titled “Sustainable Forest Management: unlocking forest biodiversity’s potential” on 30 August 2022 (from 1 to 5 pm CEST). FOREST EUROPE develops common strategies at the pan-European level for its 46 signatories on how to protect and sustainably manage their forests (www.foresteurope.org). The HLPD […]
The natural disasters, diseases and pests of the past years have shown the vulnerability of forests. Research and the assessment of forest damages and disturbance indicate an urgent need for improving monitoring and reporting. Therefore, the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the […]
Human life on Earth can only be sustained with the survival and proper functioning of natural systems, especially forests. However, large-scale deforestation and forest degradation takes place in many countries in the world. In other parts of the World, the unstoppable process of urbanization increasingly leads to the physical and mental separation of people from nature. More and more this is resulting in total refusal of active measures in forests aiming at wood production. In political decision-making and economic processes, you barely find representatives of forest related sciences. While we are exceeding the limits of our planet's carrying capacity, awareness of that wicked problem is limited and nature-based solutions are underrepresented in the political discussions on problem solving.