Russian Forest Study urges action on modernization

The forest sector in the Russian Federation needs to be modernized, using innovations and breakthrough technologies to maximize its potential as a global mitigator of climate change and an important source of timber, according to a new study presented in Rome by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Government of the Russian Federation.


Ten million people around the world are currently employed in forest

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) released at the end of September the full report on "The State of the World's Forests 2012" (SOFO 2012) reveals that over ten million people are currently employed in forest management and conservation. The report focuses on forests as energy sources, providers of ecosystem services, and as sources of economic activities.


EFI launches webpage on “Implementing Criteria and Indicators for SFM in Europe”

The project on “Implementing Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe” (http://www.ci-sfm.org/) intends to analyse the implementation of C&I for SFM in the 46 signatory states of the FOREST EUROPE process and strengthen the process and the use of C&I, not only as a tool for monitoring and reporting, but also for policy making at national and European level.


FOREST EUROPE in the British Magazine "Tree News"

The autumn issue of the British magazine "Tree News" runs a feature about tree cover in Europe that includes an interview with the Head of FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid, Ana Belén Noriega Bravo.



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