Thursday 2009/11/26



IEMed logo_160x72.jpg : 3.7236328125KbOn November 5th, the European Institute for the Mediterranean (IEMed) organised the EUROMED Forum in Barcelona. The aim was to define potential projects under the different thematic areas that the Union for the Mediterranean will address in the coming years.

EFIMED was invited to contribute to the Water Sector working group in order to provide the point of view of water and natural ecosystems interactions as well as the need to develop integrated approaches to manage all natural resources.

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World Forestry Congress

PA237640_160x120.jpg : 27.736328125KbEFIMED participated in the WFC by emphasising the specificity and challenges related to the sustainability of Mediterranean forests. EFIMED especially contributed to the Water and Forests Sessions, as well as during the side event devoted to Arid Zone forests.

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Forest Technology Platform Conference

Dr. Marc Palahi, EFIMED Head of Office, participated at the Conference of the Forest Technology Platform in Stockholm (Sweden) on 9-10 November. During this conference the results from different researchs dealing with the priority areas of the European Strategic Research Agenda were presented and the transfer of this results into innovations in companies were discussed.

Further information on: www.ftpc2009.se

Mediterranean forest genetic resources and climate change

FAO/Silva Mediterranea and CIHEAM, with the collaboration fo EFIMED, have organised a workshop in Chania (Greece) on 24-26 November 2009 with experts in Mediterranean forest genetics and climate change.

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New Advisory Group members

Following the EFIMED Advisory Group Terms of Reference, in November 2009 three members should step down and three new experts have taken their duties.  

EFIMED thanks the help received from Dr. Felipe Bravo (Spain), Dr. Zuheir Shater (Syria) and Dr. Hamed Daly Hassem (Tunisia) during these first years and is pleased to inform their replacement by Prof. Jerry Vanclay (Australia), Prof. Margaret Shannon (USA) and Dr. Santiago Gonzalez-Martinez (Spain).

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In the framework of the REINFORCE Project, EFIATLANTIC - Atlantic Regional Office of the European Forest Institute - is searching contact persons working on forest genetics in: Morocco, Tunisia, Greece, Italy and Turkey.

Further information of the project (English) (French)

Contact: francisco.urena-lara(at)efi.int



Market-based Instruments and Payments for Environmental Services in Forestry: a Real Solution?
17 December 2009
Barcelona, Spain.
Organisers: EFIMED and CTFC

EFIMED Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar
14-16 April 2010
Antalya, Turkey
Registrations open

Silvaworld and IUFRO Conference "People, forests and the environment coexisting in harmony"
25-27 May 2010
Casablanca, Morocco

World IUFRO Congress "Forests for the Future: Sustaining Society and the Environment"
23-28 August 2010
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Workshops "Forests and Water Interactions" & "Adaptation of Forests to Climate Change"
Addressed to scientists from developing countries.
World IUFRO Congress.


Thompson, I., Mackey, B., McNulty, S., Mosseler, A. (2009). Forest Resilience, Biodiversity, and Climate Change. A synthesis of the biodiversity/resilience/stability relationship in forest ecosystems. Secretariat of the CBD. Technical Series no. 43.

Turkish Journal of Agriculture and Forestry, 6 issues annually.


Several post-doctoral positions at the Institute for Environment and Sustainability in the EU Joint Research Centre. Website


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