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Policymakers in the Mediterranean face the challenge and opportunity of creating policies that promote forest management capable of providing for human needs on the local and international scale, maintaining ecosystem health and supporting global climate targets.

Forests, trees and the eradication of poverty: potential and limitations

On Thursday, 15 October 2020, a global assessment report on the role of forests and tree-based systems in poverty alleviation was launched...
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Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations

This event marks the launch of a new and most comprehensive scientific assessment presented by the Global Forest Experts Panel (GFEP) on...

LIFE Legal Wood: ensuring better compliance with the EUTR

The LIFE Legal Wood project, aimed at helping companies adapt to the requirements of the European Timber Regulation (EUTR), has just launched...

Deforestation made in Italy

This publication provides a summary of the contributions to the workshop "Deforestation made in Italy", held in Padua in December 2019. After...

IUFRO places focus on gender equality in forestry

When one thinks of forests, forestry and forest research, gender equality is probably not the first thing that springs to mind. But...

Silva Mediterranea workshop on urban and peri-urban forestry

Around 40 people from 11 countries, also including Silva Mediterranea national focal points, members of the Silva Mediterranea Board and representatives from...

European forest governance post-2020

Forests and forest-relevant policies in Europe face a wide array of challenges in a rapidly changing world. Issues such as Brexit, the...

Who owns our forests? Forest ownership in the ECE region

A new study "Who owns our forests? Forest ownership in the ECE region" issued by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe...

Multifunctional forests: the key to achieving the EU’s green objectives

The EU forest stakeholders (European State Forest Association, Confederation of European Forest Owners, European Landowners' Organization and Copa-Cogeca) co-organised the event "Seeing...

MEDfOR students at EFI’s Forest Economy and Policy seminar

Students from the Erasmus Mundus master programme in Mediterranean Forestry and Natural Resources Management (MEDfOR) from the University of Lleida (Spain) attended...

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Enhancing Mediterranean integration

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Barcelona Process, this report examines the various dimensions of Mediterranean integration in today’s...

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