Friday 11.12.2009


European Forest Institute at COP XV and Forest Day in Copenhagen

The European Forest Institute (EFI) will be represented at the COP XV and the Forest Day 3 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Forest Day 3, which will be held on 13 December, is a major forest related side event of COP XV and it will bring together many of the world’s key forest stakeholders during the 15th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Forest Day debates issues and identifies priorities in order to ensure that forests are suitably incorporated into any future climate change strategies. Namely, forests are again at the forefront in the global negotiations now that REDD regimes on reducing deforestation are being discussed intensively. The overall organisation of the Forest Day 3 is done by the Collaborative Partnership of Forest.

One of the Forest Day 3 Learning Events: “Boreal and temperate forests and climate change – what will happen? And what actions should be taken?” is organised by EFI together with IUFRO.

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Intensive land-management in agriculture leaves Europe without carbon sinks

A new calculation of Europe’s greenhouse gas balance shows that emissions of methane and nitrous oxide tip the balance and eliminate Europe’s forest terrestrial sink. Thus, overall the whole land use is neither a strong sink, nor a strong source. This is a totally different look at the role of land use which is often seen as a sink. This sink is even heavily negotiated in the Copenhagen climate negotiations.

Researchers from 17 European countries cooperating in the EU-Integrated Project CarboEurope, have compiled the first comprehensive greenhouse gas balance of Europe.

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Joensuu Forestry Networking Week 2010 – Forest-water interactions in Europe

The Joensuu Forestry Networking Week connects and increases the interaction between young and experienced professionals in forestry from different parts of Europe. Participants will be engaged in discussions, lectures, group work and excursion. The networking week will take place on 23–28 May 2010 in Joensuu, Finland.

For further information on deadlines and how to apply, visit
JFNW2010 website

Training School 2010 on Impacts of Climate Change on Growth and Mortality of Forests in Europe

The Training school will be arranged at the University of Freiburg, Germany, on 19–25 April 2010. It is organised by the Institute for Forest Growth in close cooperation with the COST Action FP0703 ECHOES and the trinational partner institutions of the NFZ Network.

The School seats a total of twenty participants; mainly at PhD and post-doc level. Applications have to be send before 31 January 2010.
Read the details in a pdf.


Workshop on Decision Support Systems In Sustainable Forest Management
April 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal
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