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Forest Europe

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).


Mar 26, 2014

Draft agenda for the FOREST EUROPE Workshop on Green Economy and Social Issues of SFM now available

The draft agenda of the FOREST EUROPE Workshop on Green Economy and Social Issues of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) can now be downloaded from the FOREST EUROPE website.

The workshop, which will be held in Santander (Spain) on 29-30 April 2014, will be structured as several work sessions.

A panel session will take place on 29 April.  This will be an opportunity to share different regional and national initiatives and good practices that are currently being implemented and that contribute to promote the forest sector in a green economy.

Three roundtables are also scheduled for the first day of the workshop.  The first will tackle social issues in the forest sector; the second will be focused on how to reach a common understanding on green jobs in the forest sector in the pan-European region; and the third will deal with the potential of the forest sector to foster green jobs and the sustainable development of rural areas.

On 30 April there will be two working groups, which are also expected to generate interesting results.  The first will be on possible recommendations for improving the available information on equity and social issues of SFM.  The second will focus on identifying effective measures to promote green jobs in the forest sector and to propose pan-European approaches on this topic.

Experts from FOREST EUROPE signatory countries and observer organizations will take part in the different work sessions during these two days.  Representatives of a wide range of stakeholders, such as forest owners associations (CEPF), the forest industry and entrepreneurs (ENFE), forest workers associations (BWI, COPA-COGECA), forest student associations (IFSA), forest certification schemes (FSC, PEFC), research organizations (IUFRO, EFI), and other international organizations and networks (UNECE, ILO, the Mediterranean Model Forest Network) are among the already confirmed speakers at the workshop.

Representatives of different countries (such as Germany, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine) will also share their experience with the rest of attendants to the meeting.

Registration for the workshop is free and will be open until 19 April.

The workshop draft agenda, registration form and other information about the practicalities of the meeting can be found at the following link: