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August 1, 2020 saw the launch of the ArcticHubs project, a four-year initiative funded as part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

Governance is a complex topic which requires perspectives and insights from a diverse range of scientific displines and policy fields. The EFI has conducted a series of interviews with the experts from the world leading research organisations for the EFI Resilience Blog. A selection of the interviews has been highlighted in this section. 

Technological revolution is transforming every aspect of human lives. As our physical and digital worlds coalesce with each other, the way we corroborate information and construct knowledge has evolved over time. While social media offer free platforms to create and share information, its openness has also changed the possibilities to shape and influence debates in the online space.  

The European Forest Institute's Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) office is going on summer holiday, though not before offering you the last newsletter of this season! In this July edition we bring you up to date with the news of the European Horizon2020 project SINCERE, in which EFI is participating, and the series of webinars it is organizing for the autumn (don't miss out on them!).

Kick-off "Waldbrand-Klimawandel-Resilienz". New project deals with adapted forest fire management in a changing climate
EFI with the documentary filmmaker Patrick Augenstein had the opportunity to interview six of the policymakers and researchers attending the INFORMAR final conference in February.

On 24 June, the Integrate Network facilitated by the European Forest Institute organised the first Integrate Webinar. The webinar focused on the European Green Deal and its impacts on forest management and protection in Europe, with a special focus on the integration of biodiversity conservation into sustainable forest management – which is the main focus of the Network.

Registration is open for representatives of EFI member organisations and Member Countries

EFIMED’s June newsletter is now available. In this issue readers will enjoy as a top story the article by EFI’s director Marc Palahí where he addresses the needs to change our economic model towards a circular bioeconomy to face the coming crises with greater resilience and to stop the destruction of our ecosystems.

Survey on future careers in the forest-related sector
Look behind the scenes – meet our experts that make EFI work
Look behind the scenes – meet our experts that make EFI work

An article published in Solutions Journal sets out a 10-point Action Plan to create a circular bioeconomy devoted to sustainable wellbeing.

The COVID-19 crisis and future recovery presents a unique opportunity to transition towards a sustainable wellbeing economy centered around people and nature. The Action Plan is a call for global, holistic and transformative action to put the world on a sustainable path, and features the latest scientific insights and breakthrough technologies from a number of disciplines and sectors.

Leading representatives from science, investors and industry met with HRH The Prince of Wales