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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).


Jun 5, 2013

Conference on Forests, Climate Change and REDD +

Within the framework of the Spanish co-chairmanship of REDD + Partnership during the first half of 2013, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment organized a Conference on Forests, Climate Change and REDD +
The conference was attended by Eduardo Rojas, Director of Forestry FAO, Ministry authorities, including Mr. Jose Maria Solano; and officers of the Spanish Climate Change Office as well as representatives from the business sector, academia and civil society.

Several topics were considered during the session, including the tools and needs of REDD + as a system proposed by the UNFCCC, the role of forests in global carbon balances in the context of REDD +, The case of REDD + as an example of payment for environmental services, the financial perspective of REDD+ and the funding mechanisms and future of REDD + in the framework of the EU, among others.

The roundtable, moderated by Eduardo Rojas, discussed over the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development within REDD+. The presentations given by the speakers are available at