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 15 th 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 organization 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 organized by EFI together with IUFRO.

Boreal and temperate forests are likely to be particularly affected by climate change since they are generally temperature-limited. With climate change advancing, their role as a major sink of atmospheric carbon is at risk. This Learning Event will inform participants about this and other key impacts and discuss priorities for adaptation of forest management. It will also explore how lessons from Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) can be used for forest-based climate change mitigation and adaptation. The latter will be presented by Jade Saunders of the EFI FLEGT facility.

More information available at the event webpage.

IUFRO-EFI learning event programme can be found here.

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