Tuesday 29.10.2013


Host Country Agreement signed between Belgium and EFI

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A Host Country Agreement has been signed by the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Forest Institute (EFI). The agreement was signed earlier this month by Ambassador Peter Martin, Kingdom of Belgium, and Risto Päivinen, Director of EFI.

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ThinkForest event in Rovaniemi – register by 15 November!

Now, that Russia has become a WTO member, it is important to understand how this will impact the forest sectors in the EU and Russia. It seems that the WTO membership will boost both European and Russian forest sectors. The EU’s forest sector will gain from enhanced trade relationships with Russia, tariff reductions, and the increased predictability of the business and investment environment in Russia. The next ThinkForest event will discuss emerging opportunities for EU-Russia cooperation on forest-based sector governance in Rovaniemi, Finland on 13 December 2013. 

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Pan-European Criteria and Indicators need revision

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In support of FOREST EUROPE process, EFI has been leading a study to explore the implementation of the pan-European C&I set across the signatory states of FOREST EUROPE. The issue was discussed in a recent CI-SFM pan-European Forum. Based on the structured information provided by the CI-SFM project and its draft outcomes, the Forum participants acknowledged the need for revision of the pan-European C&I set.

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European Forest Week - Status of Preparations

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35 parallel and side events to Metsä2013 have been registered to take place in Rovaniemi as part of the celebration of the European Forest Week (EFW) 2013. To see the full lists of events, please visit the UNECE website here.

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EFI 20th Anniversary Seminar: European Forest Sector: Structural Changes Towards Bioeconomy in connection with Annual Finnish Forests Conference (Metsäpäivät), Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre, Finland, 22 November 2013.
More information and register here (deadline: 12 November 2013).

Workshop on Climate change and forestry in northern Europe. 11-12 November 2013, Uppsala, Sweden.
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The ECE/FAO/ILO Joint Expert Network to implement Sustainable Forest Management is organizing a workshop on the impact of climate change on forestry work. Geneva, Switzerland, 11 November 2013.
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European Biodiversity Conference 2013. Brussels, Belgium, 12 November 2013.
Register here.

3Water Conference. Brussels, Belgium, 10 December 2013.
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Other news:

FORESTERRA call for proposals (Collaborative Projects and Networking Actions), launched on 4 November 2013.
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Postdoc in Landscape Management, University of Copenhagen. Deadline for applications: 15 November 2011.
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The latest FTP Newsletter has been published!
Read here.

The latest SNS Newsletter News & Views has been published!
Read here


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