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Natura 2000 and forests: Assessing the state of implementation and effectiveness

The new What Science Can Tell Us Study from EFI, ‘Natura 2000 and forests: Assessing the state of implementation and effectiveness’, bridges this gap in knowledge. It looks from policy, economic and ecological perspectives at the monitoring of forest biodiversity in Europe, as well as the challenges, achievements, effectiveness and efficiency of the implementation of Natura 2000 in forests in the EU.

The interdisciplinary scientific study was conducted by a team of 20 scientists from 11 research institutes in 11 countries. Ten of EFI’s Associate Members were involved.

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Using criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management. A way to strengthen results-based management of national forest programmes

A way to strengthen results-based management
of national forest programmes

This practical publication aims to promote the use of C&I to strengthen RBM in forest policy design,
planning and monitoring, ultimately to improve SFM. Based on highly consultative processes around
the world and with more than 30 practical examples, this document discusses how to improve the use
of C&I and integrate them in NFPs and other frameworks for SFM.

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Natural Resource Management in Southeast Europe: Forest, Soil and Water

The Standing Working Group for Regional Rural Development in South Eastern Europe (SWG) together with the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH initiated this regional assessment approach to provide evidence based policy recommendations to the countries, the region and the international development partners. The regional assessment has been realised within the framework of the SWG-GIZ project “Rural Development through Integrated Forest and Water Resource Management in Southeast Europe” (LEIWW) on behalf of the German Cooperation.

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Concepts, methods and findings in forest ownership research in Europe

Mid-term Proceedings of the COST Action FP1201 (FACESMAP) covers a broad range of topics related to the forest ownership change. It has the aim to present some of its first findings to a wider audience. Papers presented in this book have been produced during the first two years of the Action, and are the result of various interactions and tools implemented in the Action, such as meetings, training school and short term scientific missions.

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Forest Land Ownership Change in Europe. COST Action FP1201 FACESMAP Country Reports, Joint Volume

The Joint Volume of Country Reports represent collection of 28 country reports that aim to give an overview of the forest ownership structures and respective changes in the single countries and insight on specific issues. The reports comprise of qualitative and quantitative data of a broad range of relevant issues, spanning from a literature analysis on forest ownership change to management and policy implications.

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Implementing Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management in Europe

This report is the result of a joint effort, led by the European Forest Institute, to update the implementation status of the pan-European C&I for SFM with the state-of-the art information, for those interested in using the indicator set - including policy makers, non-governmental and governmental organisations, research and academia, civic society and other relevant stakeholders from inside and outside the forest sector.

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European Forest Governance: Issues at Stake and the Way Forward

Based on an extensive study, the recently published volume in EFI's "What Science Can Tell Us" series assesses the latest scientific knowledge on forest policies and governance issues, focusing on the EU and the pan-European region. The key messages are also available as a ThinkForest brief.

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Climate change guidelines for forest owners

The guidelines are complementary to the FAO publication Climate change for forest policy-makers, which sets out an approach for integrating climate change into national forest programmes to support sustainable forest management.

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The perception of decision-makers to climate change adaptation in urban and peri-urban forests of Belgrade

The main objective of this master thesis report is to analyze the integration of climate change adaptation issues in urban and peri-urban forests policies and management plans in Serbia, and particularly in Belgrade.

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Success Cases and Good Practices of Forest Owners’ Organizations in Eastern European Countries

This study aims not only to facilitate the healthy and sustainable development of FOOs in Eastern European countries, but also to contribute to a larger best practices document for forest producer organizations in developing countries around the world.

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Comparative Analysis of the Forest Fire Situation in Central-Eastern Europe

The number of forest fire incidents has been increasing throughout the last decades and it is estimated that on average 600 000 ha of forests are burnt annually in Europe. In light of these developments and in view of the severe wildfire season in Russia during the summer of 2010, this study explicitly examines the forest fire situation in Central-Eastern Europe...

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Review of the forest owner organizations in selected Eastern European countries

In course of the transition from planned to market economy, and to democracy, many Eastern European countries started a process of restitution and privatization. Many of the private landowners that emerged since the early 1990s are small forest owners. The increasingly small size of forest holdings makes viable forest management difficult because each property generates only a small amount of income, and harvests typically take place on long intervals...

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Ex-post Evaluation of the EU Forest Action Plan

The EU Forest Action Plan (COM(2006)302) is the main instrument for the implementation of the EU Forestry Strategy (1998). The EU Forest Action Plan covers activities in 2007-2011 with the goal to contribute to long-term competitiveness, enhance and protect the environment, contribute to quality of life and improve coordination and communication...

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EFICEEC Foresight for Research

Young Researchers in Forestry in Central and Eastern European Countries

At the annual meeting 2011 of the Central-East European Regional Office of the European Forest Institute (EFICEEC), a workshop was carried out with the aim to analyse the current situation of young researchers in forestry in Central-East European countries and to define measures for their support...

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