Monday 29.04.2013


The European Commissioner for Climate Action visits the new EFI offices in Barcelona

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Connie Hedegaard (left in the photo), the European Commissioner for Climate Action, visited EFI’s future offices at the Sant Pau World Heritage Site in Barcelona on 19 April.

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Climate change and adaptive management discussed in ThinkForest

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ThinkForest addressed the question of climate change and adaptive forest management in its most recent event in the European Parliament on April 25, as the European Commission is preparing to launch its new Climate Change Adaptation Strategy.

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New EFI Policy Brief looks at the challenges of adaptive forest management

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Accounting for climate change in forest management is a challenge for many forest managers, owners and decision makers around Europe. In order to make timely decisions, they need solid information on e.g. climate change projections and uncertainties, forest health, pests and diseases, tools for running different forest management scenarios as well as information on successful adaptation measures in their regions.

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Report on private and public forest ownership in Europe published

Information on the spatial distribution of forest ownership is needed not only in the forestry sector but in general for activities related to forest ownership. A newly published report “Mapping the distribution of forest ownership in Europe” by Pamela Pulla, Andreas Schuck, Pieter Johannes Verkerk, Bruno Lasserre, Marco Marchetti and Tim Green contributes to a better knowledge of forest ownership distribution in the 47 European countries through a thorough data collection, analysis and visual presentation.

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Free access to EFISCEN and ToSIA with Trees4Future

EFI’s EFISCEN and ToSIA models are two of the 28 research facilities (models, genetic databanks, laboratory facilities) on offer to researchers via the Trees4Future project’s Call for Transnational Access. Researchers can apply to use the facilities and visit EFI’s headquarters in Joensuu to receive training. Access is free, and support for travel and subsistence is offered.

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Natural Disturbance – Post-Modern Lessons for Land Managers About Some Important Ecological Processes, 29 April - 3 May 2013, Neuschönau, Germany
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Open Science Conference: Greenhouse Gas Management in European Land Use Systems, 16-18 September 2013, Antwerp, Belgium
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Forest Biomass Conference, 7-9 October 2013, Mierzęcin Palace (Pomerania region), Poland
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Other News:

The European Commission has now opened a call for comments to the Green Paper "A 2030 framework for climate and energy policies". Member States, other EU institutions and stakeholders can express their views and submit them by 2 July via the CCS page.
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CIRCLE-2 ERA-NET has released a new report on "Climate Adaptation Research in a larger Europe: an analysis at national scale. Preliminary Findings & Key Questions".
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The latest SNS newsletter News and Views has been published.
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