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FOREST EUROPE
Start date: 1990
Scope: Pan-European
Policy area: Forests and forestry
Legal status: Non-legally binding
Main formal decision making body: Ministerial Conferences on the Protection of Forests in Europe
Main implementing body: Regional, national and local authorities, research organisations and institutions
Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Russian
URL: FOREST EUROPE website
Format: html
Access: Free
Publisher: FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit
Country(ies): France, Finland, Portugal, Austria, Warsaw, Norway,Spain
Date: 4/1/2011

FOREST EUROPE (previously known as the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe) is the pan-European policy process for the sustainable management of the continent's forests. FOREST EUROPE develops common strategies for its 46 member countries and the European Union on how to protect and sustainably manage forests.

Objective To maximise the contribution of Europe’s forests to the ecological, social and economic well-being of the continent
Target Sustainable forest management in Europe
Monitoring, assessing and reporting Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management, national reporting, State of Europe's Forests Report (2003,2007,2011)
Linkage(s) to policy processes, instruments and institutions UNFCCC, CBD, UNCCD, UNFF, UNECE, FAO, EFI
Keywords Sustainable forest management, sustainability, SFM, criteria, indicators, forest policy
FOREST EUROPE criteria FOREST EUROPE indicators ToSIA indicators
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Ministerial Conferences

Ministerial conferences represent the most important events of the FOREST EUROPE work on sustainable forest management and related issues. At ministerial conferences the ministers responsible for forests in Europe take decisions on issues of highest political and social relevance regarding forests and forestry. Ministerial Conferences on the Protection of Forests in Europe took place in:

  • Oslo 2011
  • Warsaw 2007
  • Vienna 2003
  • Lisbon 1998
  • Helsinki 1993
  • Strasbourg 1990

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