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EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum: Register Now!

EFI 20 Years Science and Policy Forum will stimulate balanced discussion between policy/decision makers, stakeholders and scientists on concrete issues related to the future of our forests, and the risks and opportunities they face. On 25 September, a high-level conference: “Our forests in the 21st century – ready for risks and opportunities?” gathers both scientists and decision-makers.

Keynote Speakers include:

  • Prof. Dr. Eduardo Rojas-Briales, Assistant Director, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Forestry Department.
  • Dr. Janez Potočnik, European Commission, Commissioner for Environment
  • Mr. Kriton Arsenis, Member of the European Parliament
  • Mr. Jan Heino, Chairman, Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe, FOREST EUROPE

Morning of 26 September continues with a session: “Risks to European Forests - What added value can a European Forest Risk Facility provide?” followed by afternoon FLEGT-REDD session “Shaping forest policy: Global initiatives and the European arena” and an annual meeting of EFI’s Central European Regional Office and the Observatory for European Forests – EFICENT-OEF.

Follow-up the programme updates, register and find out more information at www.efi20.efi.int. The registration is available here, please note that the registration fees rise slightly on 15 July.



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