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Thursday 03.05.2012

 

Greetings from the EFI Board meeting

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The EFI Board had its spring meeting in Joensuu, Finland, on 18–20 April. Among the issues discussed was the update of the EFI strategy. The EFI member organisations and Country members will be consulted in the strategy process during this summer.

New ThinkForest study on Forest Governance in Europe

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ThinkForest, EFI’s high-level forum on the future of forests, has launched a new study ‘Forest Governance in Europe: issues at stake and ways forward’.

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MOTIVE: New model illustrates impacts of climate change

A number of results documenting the impacts of climate change on Europe’s forests have been produced within the MOdels for AdapTIVE forest management (MOTIVE) project. “Amongst the project results, a consistent set of high-resolution climate scenarios has been developed”, tells Dr. Marc Hanewinkel, the scientific leader of MOTIVE.

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Passionate young researchers interact on international forestry issues

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The PhD course “International Forestry and Global Issues” took place 16-20 April at the premises of the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Champenoux, France.

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Synergies meeting among EFI member organisations was a success

Some of the leading European researchers on forest governance gathered to discuss synergies between two global policy mechanisms, REDD+ and FLEGT. This synergies meeting among EFI’s member organisations and staff was held in Barcelona on 12–13 April, and hosted by the EFI’s Policy Support Office.

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COMING UP

Call for bids for the EFI 2014 Annual Conference Week. The Annual Conference is the central decision-making body in the EFI organisation. It takes place during the EFI Annual Conference week. The week is organised in co-operation with EFI member organisations. If your organisation is interested in hosting the Conference, please find the application form and contact information on the EFI website under Members section.


IUFRO All-Division 9 Conference: Assessing Forest Governance in a Context of Change 9-11 May 2012, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The 2012 Joint Partnering event for Framework Programme 7 and COST Actions in the are of the Forest-based Bio-economy, 15 May 2012, Munich Airport, Germany
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EFIMED Week 2012, 12-14 June 2012, Tunis, Tunisia
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Green Week 2012, 22-25 May 2012, Brussels, Belgium
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Helsinki Summer School course “Designing Sustainable Forest Landscapes – Ecosystem services in the future”, 7-23 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland
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EFI's new video focuses on forests and poverty reduction. Latest EFI video showcases how Dr. Mary Hobley has found Voluntary Partnership Agreements to be an interesting instrument for poverty reduction. Watch the video on our YouTube channel here.


 

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