The “State of the Mediterranean Forests 2018” is a report published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that analyses the Mediterranean region, a territory that covers 31 countries and a wide range of political, economic, social and environmental contexts. The region has an extremely rich natural and cultural heritage, in which human and economic development is highly dependent on sometimes scarce natural resources and a vulnerable environment.
The 2018 edition aims to demonstrate the importance of Mediterranean forests in the implementation of solutions to global problems such as climate change and population growth. At present, human activity has put considerable pressure on this environment, the effects of which are felt differently throughout the Mediterranean region: an area that includes more than 25 million hectares of forest and some 50 million hectares of other wooded land.
The State of the Mediterranean Forests 2018 is the result of a collaborative process involving many stakeholders in the Mediterranean region. In total, more than 160 people have contributed to this volume on a voluntary basis, either as chapter coordinators, authors or reviewers. Recently the French version has been published and from the European Forest Institute’s Mediterranean Facility (EFIMED) we would like to provide you with the report articles where the office has collaborated with its research:
FAO et Plan Bleu. 2020. État des forêts méditerranéennes 2018. Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture. Rome et Plan Bleu, Marseille.