The Swedish Embassy in Helsinki together with EFI organised a discussion dinner on 12 February on the European Green Deal and the future of forest policy in the EU. The event was hosted by Ambassador Anders Ahnlid.
Rach Colling has been appointed as Head of Communications, and will start in her position immediately. Rach joined the Communications unit at EFI in 2011, and has worked in several different roles, most recently as Communications Manager at HQ, and then as Acting Head. She has been responsible for the development of policy support communications, as well as managing and developing EFI’s digital communications tools.
Read the first news and events of the decade from around the Mediterranean in the January 2020 edition of EFI Network News - Mediterranean.
With forest fires of unprecedented intensity raging in Australia, the future of forestry is more than ever up for discussion. European answers to the challenges of a changing climate and to a growing market demand for wood were at the centre of debate at the ROSEWOOD Final Conference and the Forestry Innovation Workshop, which took place from 15th to 16th January in Florence.
Valérie Merckx has been appointed as the Head of the FLEGT and REDD Unit, and will start in her position immediately. Valerie has joined EFI in 2010 as REDD team leader. In that position she has been responsible for the development and overall leadership of the EU REDD Facility and has significantly contributed to design and implementation of the EU REDD Facility’s strategy.
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