EFI collects views from policy makers regarding their needs for scientific knowledge and science-based information and expertise. It works with partner organisations to provide support at the highest levels.

FOREST EUROPE is the pan-European policy process for the sustainable management of the continent’s forests. It develops common strategies for its 46 participating countries and the European Union on how to protect and sustainably manage forests.

Since the last Ministerial Conference, EFI has actively provided input at Expert Level Meetings. EFI also developed the Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (CI-SFM) project, to critically review the implementation of FOREST EUROPE's pan-European Criteria and Indicators set.

A forest policy framework for Europe

/files/images/policy_advice/r-inc4_063_250.jpg : 50Kb In 2011 the Oslo Ministerial Conference decided to launch a negotiating process towards a Legally Binding Agreement (LBA) for European forests. To service the negotiating process towards the LBA, the Conference invited EFI, UNECE, FAO and UNEP to form the Secretariat. EFI’s role was to provide independent scientific and policy advice in support of negotiations as well as inputs to information needs identified by the Committee.

More information: Marc Palahí, Director (

Photo: Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe