Monday 11.07.2011


EFI is seeking a Head of Unit

EFI welcomes applications for the post of Head of Unit for its’ FLEGT and REDD Unit.

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Forest sector conference in Barcelona highlighted the potentials of forest-based sector innovation

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The forestry sector is a supplier of raw materials for sustainable construction sectors, renewable energy and green chemistry. Research also plays an important role in this context, as it contributes to creating innovation and improving competitiveness of the sector, which has a great potential in creating employment, wealth and regional livelihood. The Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Food and Natural Environment and the Forest Sciences Centre of Catalonia organized a conference on the future and strategies for the forestry sector at the Botanical Institute of Barcelona on 15 June 2011. Over 100 forest professionals gathered to discuss the future challenges the sector is facing, as well as the contribution the forest sector can make in addressing global challenges such as climate change.

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MOTIVE mid-term newsletter is out now

Climate change is likely to have a significant impact on European forests. However, there is considerable uncertainty as to what degree of climate change we are facing. Moreover, forests and tree species will respond quite differently to changes in mean and variability of climate. Regions that are suitable for one species now might no longer be so in the future, while other species might benefit at the same site. Forest management is challenged for taking the right decisions early, and before the consequences can be clearly evaluated. The MOTIVE mid-term newsletter offers some answers to these open questions.

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New publication from Trobenbos International: Enhancing the trade of legally produced timber. A guide to initiatives.
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COST Foresight Final Conference, 13 September 2011, Sekocin Stary (Near Warsaw)/Poland
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New name for the future EU funding programme for research and innovation: Horizon 2020
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High-level Policy Maker Conference on Biorefineries, 5 October 2011, Bibliothèque Solvay, Brussels
Further information from Jasmiina Laurmaa (j.laurmaa(at)europabio.org)



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