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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).


May 19, 2014

Workshop on Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services announced by FOREST EUROPE

A workshop on Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services (VFES) has been announced by the FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid.  The meeting will take place on 24-25 September in Belgrade, Serbia, and will be hosted by the Serbian Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management.

The workshop aims to be a platform where ongoing experiences on VFES can be shared.  It will also provide a good opportunity to identify effective priorities and measures to promote the use of valuation approaches, with the view that values of forests ecosystem services are increasingly reflected in relevant national policies and market-based instruments such as payments for ecosystem services.

This activity is part of the FOREST EUROPE Programme of Work, which includes specific actions related to the valuation of forest ecosystem services in the Pan-European region.  The importance of this subject was already highlighted in the Oslo Ministerial Decision: European Forests 2020, which sets the goals and priority actions to be taken at national and international levels in order to enhance Sustainable Forest Management.

More information about this workshop will be published in due course at: