ThinkForest webinar: Implementing Closer-to-Nature Forest Management

The online event will take place on 24 October 2023 at 10-11:30 am CET.

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Closer-to-Nature Forest Management is a concept proposed in the EU Forest Strategy for 2030. The idea is to provide a vision and direction for managed forests in Europe which improves their conservation values as well as their climate resilience. The EU Forest Strategy proposes developing a definition and adopting guidelines for closer-to-nature-practices, as well as developing a voluntary closer-to-nature forest management certification scheme. Now related guidelines were developed by the European Commission and published in July 2023.

The ThinkForest event asks:

  • What are the suggested guiding principles and framework for flexible European-wide implementation of Closer-to-Nature Forest Management?
  • What kind of existing nature-based forest management approaches are there – and what is their ability to support biodiversity, stability and adaptability to uncertain future conditions?
  • How can we implement guiding principles in wider Europe and what are the barriers and opportunities for their implementation?

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The European Forest Institute is an international organisation established by European States with the objective to conduct research and provide policy support on issues related to forests. EFI works to promote forest research, facilitate and stimulate forest-related networking and support the dissemination of policy-relevant information on forests and forestry.