First meeting to develop the Italian National Forestry Strategy 2019-2039

The National Forestry Strategy will provide useful and effective guidelines to ensure the sustainable management of forest resources in Italy.

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The first meeting of the Commission nominated by the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (Mipaaft) to draft the National Forest Strategy 2019-2039 met in Rome on April 1st. The commission is led by me and is made up by 20 members representing experts from the academia as well as from public and private organisations of the sector.

The new National Forestry Strategy 2019-2039 in Italy aims to set a clear and feasible document, contextualised by and in the regions, with quantifiable operational objectives, consistent and convergent with the various commitments and objectives of the forest sector. This is the first time a 20-years strategic plan, based on 5-years monitoring exercise, is going to be defined in Italy.

The definition of the new National Forestry Strategy will be an important moment to unite efforts and points of view among the competent institutions in order to achieve strategic objectives. It will also be the testing ground for the needs of society and the sector, in order to provide useful and effective guidelines to ensure the sustainable management of forest resources in Italy.

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SOURCEProfessor Davide Pettenella
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Davide Pettenella
Davide Pettenella is full professor at the University of Padova, Italy, where he teaches forest economics. He has published more than 400 papers through his research activities and field work within programmes financed by the European Commission, FAO, European Forestry Institute, World Bank, and by Italian national and regional institutions.