Thursday 07.02.2013


France ratified EFI Convention

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France has ratified the Convention on the European Forest Institute. The Convention on EFI has now been ratified by a total of 24 European countries. The ratification enters into force on 11 March 2013.

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Photo contest: January winner

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The EFI 20th anniversary photo contest started last month and the winner of January is Janusz Szmyt from Poland with his photo "living on the tree" (above). Participate now by sending a photo of your favourite forest! The contest will run throughout 2013. Each month one lucky winner will be picked, and the overall winner will be chosen during January 2014.

Submit your entry now!

New publications out now!

The Governance Research Agenda for FLEGT, whose purpose is to support the aims of the EU FLEGT Action Plan, is now available here. The research agenda aims to provide an integrated picture of medium- to long-term priority areas for governance research to the FLEGT community, including research-funding organisations in the EU and internationally.
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'The Influence of Climate Change on European Forests and the Forest Sector' is the final publication produced by the RoK-FOR project. It is now available online here. This booklet gives facts and figures about the reality of climate change, goes into detail about the consequences for forests and explores the changes needed in terms of policy and forest sector activity in order for forests to adapt to climate change.

Search the European Forest Institute Expert Directory!

More than 200 experts have submitted their information to EFI's directory of experts in the forest-based and related sectors. You can now search the directory by topic, country, and organisation. Additional search functions and other features will be developed as the directory grows.

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thinkforest_logo_small.jpg : 25.1484375KbThinkForest event: 'Opportunities and challenges in meeting renewable energy targets from forest biomass: an EU perspective' on 11 April 2013 at 13.45-16.00 in the European Parliament in Brussels.
More information and register here.

ThinkForest event: 'Climate Change in European Forests: How to Adapt' on 25 April 2013 at 12.30-15.00 in the European Parliament in Brussels.
More information and register here.

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Register here

Open post at EFI:

EFI is looking for a Manager of the ‘Observatory for European Forests’ at the EFICENT-OEF Office in Nancy, France. Deadline for applications: 24 February 2013. See the whole announcement and other open posts here.

Other news:

Experts for Horizon 2020 Advisory Groups:
Call for expressions of interest. Deadline: 6 March 2013.
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The first EFINORD newsletter has been published.
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Ecology & Society has published a special feature on ‘Sustainability Impact Assessment of Forest Management Alternatives in Europe’.
Read here

Latest FTP Newsletter has been published
Read here

Forests and their Environment: A 2nd-year international MSc major in Nancy, France
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