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EFI’s Mediterranean Facility is packed with the latest October news with insights into the most significant events of the month. This edition begins with a lead article on the event on catastrophic forest fires and resilient landscapes held in Madrid.

Two French EFIPLANT members, INRA and Irstea, are merging to form a new forest wood research institute
The EFIPLANT team was very active at the IUFRO World Congress 2019
Different aspects of planted forests were explored in a number of sessions and visits during the IUFRO World Congress 2019.
The REINFFORCE network has innovated its field inventory by conducting a standardised analysis of tree health
Secure your seat at the GenTree project final conference
Metsäkeskus visiting forest institutions across Spain

Climate change has reached a tipping point, becoming a climate crisis that is having a domino effect on many of our world’s forests. It is now crucial for global leaders to come together and hold an Earth Forest Summit. Robert Nasi, Director General of CIFOR, and Marc Palahí, Director of EFI, discuss the crucial role forests play in a sustainable future and why they need to be part of the global agenda.

A joint declaration by the Ministers of Agriculture of seven Eastern European countries has called for strengthened international cooperation and contributions to EFI’s work in improving resilience and the adaptation of forests to climate change.

FOREXT supports its members through international collaboration

EFI’s Mediterranean Facility is back with September’s Network News featuring an open letter written by our director Marc Palahí to convince global leaders to put the world’s forests at the centre of the global political agenda. In addition, we share with you the latest details of the event on fire management and prevention that we are organising in Madrid on 14-15 October, with an introduction to all the participating speakers.

EFI’s Scientific Seminar took place on 19 September in Aberdeen, with a focus on plantation forests.
Open Letter by Marc Palahí, Director EFI, Robert Nasi, Director General CIFOR and Tony Simons, Director General, ICRAF
Our member organisations met in Aberdeen on 18 September