EFIMED present in the UNECE/FAO workshop and TEEB Conference in Tunisia

Mr. Robert Mavsar was invited recently to the conference "The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity. Recognizing and capturing the value of forest ecosystem services in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa)" which took place in Tunis (Tunisia). He presented:

1. Forest ecosystem services in the MENA region: need for further knowledge for sustainable forest governance options
2. Governance of forests and integration of economics into planning processes, strategies and policies

Mr. Mavsar also participated at the UNECE Workshop in Geneve (Switzerland) on "Payments for Ecosystems Services: What role for a green economy?" presenting an "Overview of the importance and valuation of forest goods and services, and the application of compensation payments in the EU". It was followed by the FAO workshop "Forests and water in drylands: A virtuous cycle - Information exchange from the Mediterranean to Central Asia" where the recently launched book on Water for forest & people in the Mediterranean Region: a challenging balance was introduced to the audience.

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