More trees but weaker

Forest Europe created a video that explains that the average condition of forests is deteriorating in many parts of Europe.

Photo: Forest Europe
Photo: Forest Europe

In the video “More trees but weaker“, Irene Baños Ruiz, an environment/climate journalist, and Michael Köhl, lead author of the State of Europe’s Forest 2020 report, discuss the fact that although Europe’s total forest area has increased, the average condition of forests is deteriorating in many parts of Europe.

This is the second video of the Forest Europe‘s video series on the state of Europe’s forests. Forest Europe produced several videos with authors of the State of Europe’s Forests 2020 report and other experts to discuss the current situation of forests in Europe, main challenges and possible solutions. The videos cover different aspects of the Report, such as impact of climate change, substitution effect of wood-based products, payment for ecosystem services, ownership, biodiversity and much more.

The first video “Europe is Greener than a century ago” in the series featured Kit Prins, a forest policy consultant, who speaks about the extent of Europe´s tree cover.

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FOREST EUROPE (a name for the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is the pan-European, voluntary, high-level political process for dialogue and cooperation on forest policies in Europe. FOREST EUROPE develops common strategies on how to protect and sustainably manage their forests.