Forest Europe Group at work
Posted by African Press International on July 3, 2012
As representatives of the Signatories of FOREST EUROPE, we share a vision:
”To shape a future where all European forests are vital, productive and multifunctional. Where forests contribute effectively to sustainable development, through ensuring human well-being, a healthy environment
and economic development in Europe and across the globe. Where the forests’ unique potential to support a green economy, livehoods, climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, enhancing water quality and combating desertification is realized to the benefit of society.”
A dozen of experts from different backgrounds, academia, scientist, NGO’s, FOREST EUROPE member’s representatives, gathered today in Madrid in the kick-off meeting set to explore and introduce a pan-European approach to evaluate forest ecosystem services and means to facilitate its implementation.
More than 40 members of Forest Communicators Network (FCN) met in Antalya, Turkey, from June 19th to June 21st to share experiences and start collaborative actions on communicating about forests initiatives.
FAO Report Puts Forests at the Heart of a Greener Economy
The world’s forests have a major role to play in the transition to a new, greener economy, a theme discussed at the Rio+20 Conference. But to spark that shift, governments must enact programs and policies aimed at both unlocking the potential of forests and ensuring that they are sustainably managed.
LUM and Slovak Embassy in Madrid Join Forces to Support FOREST EUROPE
FOREST EUROPE LIAISON Unit Madrid (LUM) met Slovakia’s representative in
the Madrid embassy this week. The Head of the LUM, Ana Belén Noriega, and Economic and Commercial Adviser of the Slovak Embassy, Rastislav HINDICKY, discussed for more than an hour future collaborations now that Spain holds the Co-chairmanship of FOREST EUROPE.
Slovakia will follow Norway in the co-presidency turn during the second half of this period lead by Spain, and the next Liaison Unit will be located in Bratislava.
FOREST EUROPE Launches International Workshop on Governance and Forest Law Enforcement
FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid announces the launching of the “International Workshop on Governance and Forest Law Enforcement”
jointly organized with the Regional Environmental Centre (REC). The Ministry of Rural Development of Hungary has kindly offered its headquarter offices in Budapest (Hungary) to host this event on the 13th and 14th of November.
Filed by FOREST EUROPE, Liaison Unit Madrid