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UNECE Forestry and Timber


Project Coordinator

European Forest Institute


Jul 28, 2014

The Romanian government, Greenpeace and WWF have started the nomination process for the virgin beech forests of Romania to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. The designation process and all the procedures related to it will take approximately two years.

Jul 25, 2014

The benefits of using native species in large scale rehabilitation and restoration projects are highlighted in a new publication from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Regional Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal 20-21 May 2013

Implementing criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management

Regional Workshop in Estoril (Lisbon), Portugal, 20-21 May 2013


In the frame of the Pan-European Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management (CI-SFM) project, a series of workshops has been organized in different locations in Europe, to provide a platform for discussion on the Pan-European C&I set. This third and final workshop was held in Lisbon, Portugal, at the Estoril Congress Center, located on the seaside resort of Estoril.

This Regional Workshop was supported by the Atlantic European Regional Office of the European Forest Institute (EFIATLANTIC) .


Outcomes of the workshop:

Based on the country experience and the conclusions brought up by the working groups, the participants agreed upon a list of recommandations  to foster C&I implementation in the Western Europe region.

The workshops outcomes will support the work of the FOREST EUROPE "Expert Group to Propose Improvements in Tools for SFM” and will be considered during the preparations for the CI-SFM Pan-European Forum on C&I implementation.


Country presentations:


Organizations presentations:

  1. Evolution of the pan-European C&I set (Hubert Inhaizer, European Forest Institute)
  2. CI-SFM project presentation (Hubert Inhaizer, European Forest Institute)
  3. Preliminary results - Sub-national implementation of C&I for SFM in Germany (Francesca Ferranti, European Forest Institute)
  4. Preliminary results - Sub-national implementation of C&I for SFM in Italy (Giovanni Santopuoli, University of Molise)
    • prezi presentation also available here.
  5. Implementing Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe (Myriam Martin, FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid)

  6. Work on Forests and the Forest Industry (Roman Michalak, UNECE/FAO)


Related documents:

 Plenary session

Working groups



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