Mediterranean Forest Week and the Paris Agreement

The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week aims to raise the profile of Mediterranean forests, and this year will focus on the role of forests to foster resilience in the face of climate change.

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Chadi Mohanna, Director of Rural Development and Natural Resources for the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture, explains why the Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week is so important for the region and the sustainable management of its forest resources.

Mediterranean Forest Week is a globally recognised, wide-reaching multi-stakeholder platform. Each year, the week’s events focus on a different theme: this year, in Lebanon, that focus will be the UNFCCC’s Paris Agreement (COP 21).

The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week also aims to raise the profile of Mediterranean forests, highlighting their important social significance for Mediterranean populations and countries, as well as their central role in resilience activities to address climate change.

The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week will take place in Lebanon from 1-5 April 2019.

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EFIMED is the Mediterranean Facility of the European Forest Institute. Based in Barcelona, Spain, it was launched in 2007.