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InnoForEst Virtual Final Conference on October 28th (09-13h)

InnoForESt seeks to spark a transformation of the European forest sector by stimulating innovations for the sustainable supply and financing of forest ecosystem services - have alook at the project website here

European forests provide a broad range of ecosystem goods and services vital to society, however their sustainable provision remain challenging. InnoForESt is a European project funded by the Horizon 2020-Innovation Action to further explore the delivery of forest ecosystem services and foster the development of innovative policy, management, and business solutions. The project brings together a consortium of five European universities, seven environmental and forestry agencies, seven NGOs and a variety of SMEs, forest owners and networks

Sixth Meeting European Network Integrate - online on September 28th

The main topic is on how to integrate segregation in SFM and the tools, scale and processes involved. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the Danish example, as Denmark is in the process of doubling the state forest area to be set-a-side for biodiversity to a total of 20%. Segregating forest for nature conservation pose certain challenges when the forests from which to select conservation forests historically have been planted and managed for forest products for the last 200 years. The meeting will be include presentations by researchers on the challenges of setting aside forests for conservation, the importance of data on species and their ecology in the selection of sites and the issue of forest restoration and tools to stimulate old growth elements and diversification of even aged forest stands. The event is part of the overarching theme of the Danish chairmanship: Multiple scales for nature conservation in sustainable forest management: Integration and segregation.

Member countries are welcome to present a case study concerning those topics. The registration will be announced shortly.

Save the date! Thursday July 23: Launch of IUCN Global standards for Nature-based Solutions

IUCN will be welcoming leaders, champions of NbS across regions and sectors to establish a joint vision as well as commitments for turning NbS into action, through the Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions. The Standard aims to help governments, NGOs and business design, invest and scale-up action. It is the first-ever tool that will help design robust, durable actions for deriving benefits for people and nature. The event will be livestreamed on YouTube.

Information and registration

Webinar: the EU Green Deal and forests - May 20, 2020 at 10-12:30 CET

organised by the European Forest Institute (EFI). For programme, speakers and registration see here

This event aims discussing the following questions:

  • What are the main objectives of Green Deal and how these relate to the forest-based sector?
  • How is the forest-based sector in general viewed in the Green Deal?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the Green Deal proposal regarding the forest-based sector from the ecological, economic and social sustainability perspectives?
  • How could the Green Deal be further developed to take better advantage of the EU sector’s ability to contribute to the main objectives of the Deal?