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On 9 March 2017, EFI Director Marc Palahí presented Marianne Borgen, the Mayor of Oslo (in the middle), and Gerd Robsahm Kjørven, Director for Agency for Urban Environment, with a certificate to mark Oslo's nomination as European Forest City 2017.
The Lookout Station builds bridges between journalism and science communities around the theme of climate change.

Lithuania has ratified the Convention on the European Forest Institute, the entry into force will take place on 1 April 2017.

The Convention on EFI has now been ratified by a total of 26 European countries. The ratifying countries are Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.

“The new strategy positions EFI closer to society and its demands”, says Dr Jean-Luc Peyron from ECOFOR, one of EFI’s long-term member organisations.
EFI's Director reflects on the current debate on the best way to unlock the potential of our forests to fight climate change.
Regional representatives from relevant groups and organisations attended the workshop, from sustainability assessment experts to construction engineering experts, in order for them to highlight and discuss the aspects of sustainable development that seem the most important when comparing different solutions for construction materials.
The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative will be launched during the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg, Germany.
Watch our video, which looks at the key factors of increased forest fire risk in the Mediterranean region.
The focus of the summer school was on providing background information, demonstrations and training in the use of the latest tools and techniques for assisting modern forestry professionals in making informed forestry management decisions at the tree, stand and property level.
Members of the EFIATLANTIC and IEFC network explored the role of alternative species as a means of increasing resilience in the forests of Atlantic Europe.
The plenary Meeting was held in Lisbon, preceded by The 3rd International Congress on Planted Forests aimed to investigate the contribution of planted forests to sustainable development in the context of global changes. scientific workshops in Bordeaux, Dublin and Porto.