Friday 09.10.2009


EFI at the XIII World Forestry Congress

The World Forestry Congress takes place in on 18-23 October in Buenos Aires, Argentina. EFI is involved in the following side-events:

  • Addressing forest governance and timber trade: the EU FLEGT initiative
  • Forests and water - the challenge of cross-sectorial cooperation
  • Arid zone forests' contributions to biodiversity conservation, combating desertification and sustainable livelihoods: The Global Challenge in a Changing World

You can find more information on them in the following. We welcome you also to the EFI stand in the Congress exhibition!

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EFICENT Observatory for European Forests (EFICENT-OEF) opens its office in Nancy

The development of EFI Regional Offices continues. The latest office to open its doors is the ‘Observatory for European Forests (EFICENT-OEF)’ in Nancy, France, which is an integral part of the EFI Central European Regional Office EFICENT.

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FLEGT Asia office opened in Malaysia

EFI has opened FLEGT Asia office in Malaysia. The office is located in the diplomatic district of Kuala Lumpur and is a part of EFI’s EU FLEGT Facility. Three staff members have started work in the office: Programme Coordinator Vincent van den Berk, Policy Analyst Aimi Lee and Office Assistant Anne Anantom. The overall objective of EU FLEGT Facility is to improve forest governance through support to the implementation of the EU FLEGT Action Plan. FLEGT Asia focuses on the timber exporting countries in the Asian region.

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The Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda published

As the Mediterranean forest ecosystems provide multiple goods and services, their sound management calls for improved knowledge, targeted education and capacity building. The Mediterranean Forest Research Agenda (MFRA) 2010–2020 presents the challenges Mediterranean forests are facing and how science can best address them during the next decade.

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“Market-based instruments and Payments for Environmental Services in forestry: a real solution?”
17 December 2009, Barcelona, Spain
Main organiser: EFIMED; Co-organiser: CTFC



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