Friday 14.11.2014


Great opportunities for the forest sector

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Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Ms. Sylvi Listhaug gave a ministerial statement at the ThinkForest forum yesterday: “Managing natural resources, particularly forests - and particularly in Europe, will be important for the development of the economy, employment, energy security and the environment”, she said. The ThinkForest high-level seminar 'Forests and the bioeconomy: future steps' gathered 80 participants at the European Parliament in Brussels.

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EFI News 2-2014 now available!

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The latest issue of EFI News is now available. This issue features a set of articles on European forest sector in transition to bioeconomy. Read also about the outcome of the 2014 Annual Conference, how building of the Future European Forest Risk Facility is going, Agroforestry and Green Economy and much more.

You can download the issue here.


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Congratulations to EFI staff members, Marko Lovrić and Salvatore Martire, for successfully defending their doctoral theses!

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Open posts at EFI:

Financial Manager at the EFI Headquarters. Application deadline: 23 November 2014.
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News from EFI member organisations:

Forestry experts of INRA together with technicians from NEIKER-Tecnalia and the Chartered Provincial Council of Bizkaia felled radiata pine specimens of different ages in order to find out their resistance to gales and observe the force the wind needs to exert to blow down these trees in the particular conditions of the Basque Country.
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Climate variability has an opposing impact on marine life and tree growth. Read more about a study with an international team of scientists including David Frank of the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL.

Check out open posts at EFI member organisations here.

Other news:

Check out the editorial by EFI Interim Director Marc Palahí on FAO Forestry Newsletter.
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Mr. Ivan Valentik has been appointed to the post of Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation - the Head of the Federal Forestry Agency (FFA).

At the final day of the IUFRO World Congress 2014 professor Niels Elers Koch from Denmark handed over the presidency of IUFRO to Mike Wingfield, South Africa.
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Check out the latest articles by EFI researchers here.


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