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With forest fires of unprecedented intensity raging in Australia, the future of forestry is more than ever up for discussion. European answers to the challenges of a changing climate and to a growing market demand for wood were at the centre of debate at the ROSEWOOD Final Conference and the Forestry Innovation Workshop, which took place from 15th to 16th January in Florence.

Regions around Europe unite to make the circular bioeconomy a reality with a launch event taking place on 9 March 2020 in Bilbao, Basque Country (Spain).

Valérie Merckx has been appointed as the Head of the FLEGT and REDD Unit, and will start in her position immediately. Valerie has joined EFI in 2010 as REDD team leader. In that position she has been responsible for the development and overall leadership of the EU REDD Facility and has significantly contributed to design and implementation of the EU REDD Facility’s strategy.

Professionals from different areas of expertise gathered in Helsinki for a half-day workshop to create pathways to the year 2040

Call for bids for the EFI Annual Conference Week taking place in 2022 - 2024 

The SINCERE General Assembly was organised by the University of Padova with the European Forest Institute and brought together the project partners, who explained how their actions seek to maximise the value to society of forest ecosystem services and their sustainable provision.
EFI currently has c. 120 member organisations from 38 countries.

EFI’s Mediterranean Facility would like to wish all its network a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year by sharing the latest 2019 newsletter with all the contributions from its partners in the Mediterranean: projects, initiatives, events and opportunities for work, training and research.

The staff of EFI send best wishes for the New Year!
The European Commission’s new Green Deal brings a new context, a new approach and importantly a new political narrative. The momentum has come, now we need to make use of it.
EFI, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE) and University of Eastern Finland (UEF) are joining forces to create an International Bioeconomy Knowledge Hub (BioHub) in Joensuu.

The economic, social and environmental challenges of today need bright new thinking that will shape tomorrow. EFI’s Young Leadership Programme targets the leaders of that future, bringing young professionals together with experts to create a new space where change can happen.

Is bioeconomy the answer to a sustainable and fair future?

EFI Director Marc Palahi reflects on forests, bioeconomy and life in a podcast with Coaching Talks.

This December, our Planted Forests Facility comes to an end in its present form. Our warm thanks go to all those staff who have worked at the office, first under the banner of the EFIATLANTIC Regional Office, and then as a Facility.

Join us in celebrating their accomplishments, and the evolution of the perceptions of planted forests, during the last ten years:  

Read the last EFIPLANT newsletter: http://www.anpdm.com/newsletter/5879869/41455D447848415D4571

A summary of the SURE project workshop and the England and Wales Wildfire Forum’s, November 2019