Members from 10 different European countries have gathered to establish best practices for forest management post disasters, in a meeting organized by the European Network Integrate, the Ministry of Environment of Poland and State Forests, and facilitated by the European Forest Institute.
Participants agreed on the importance of European collaboration to exchange knowledge and experiences to adjust and integrate forest management practices responding to both conservation and forest production demands.
China’s role as a major export destination for European forest products, and as a source of capital for developing bioeconomy in Europe, and a key partner in climate mitigation, has increased significantly especially in the current decade. However, there is no systematic assessment of the European-China forest-based bioeconomy development. What are the opportunities, challenges and policy implications this has?
Today a large variety of global forest governance initiatives exist dealing with forests and wider forest-related issues. Despite some successes, these initiatives have not been able to reverse the overall trend of deforestation and forest degradation, although this is the main objective of many of them. In this context, the EFI Bonn office together with a high-level expert panel of 38 policy practitioners and researchers in 2018 conducted a Delphi assessment on the future of global forest governance.