Tuesday 19.11.2013


Agreement on forests in Europe delayed

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The Resumed Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4) gathered on 7-8 November 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. After two years the agreement was not reached.

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Russia workshop focuses on cooperation and synergies

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A joint workshop on Cooperation with Russia was held on 14 November between EFI, the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) and the University of Eastern Finland (UEF). Researchers from the three organisations gathered together in Joensuu to exchange ideas and discuss the Russia-related activities taking place in Joensuu and North Karelia.

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Experiences and future of sustainable forest management in Europe

What is the history of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) in Europe? How has SFM been implemented in Europe? How to raise more interest on SFM? These are the questions to be addressed during the side event jointly organized by FOREST EUROPE, European Forest Institute (EFI) and the Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla) in the frame of the European Forest Week in Rovaniemi, Finland on 12 December 2013.

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REGISTER NOW! ThinkForest event on emerging opportunities for EU-Russia cooperation on forest-based sector governance. 13 December 2013, Rovaniemi, Finland.
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International workshop: Forest adaptation to climate change - countries current situation and experiences feedback.
4 February 2014, Paris, France.
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Other news:

Open post at EFI: Senior Researcher in Forest Economics at the EFI Headquarters, Joensuu, Finland. Deadline:
15 December 2013.
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Call for tender at EU FLEGT Facility: FLEGT Facilitator to Vietnam. Closing date for submission of tenders:
18 December 2013 16:00 CET
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The latest issue of EFI Insights from Brussels has been published.
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Read the latest EU FLEGT Facility Newsletter here. Subscribe to it here.

Call for applications to conduct research in the area of forests and natural resources management planning in the framework of the PhD program 'SUSFOR - Sustainable Forests and Products' at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia in Lisbon, Portugal. The call is open on 4-30 November 2013.
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