Implementing Closer-to-Nature Forest Management -ThinkForest Webinar Announcement

Implementing Closer-to-Nature Forest Management -ThinkForest Webinar Announcement

24 October 2023 from 10:00 – 11:30 CET
Online in Zoom

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Closer-to-Nature Forest Management is a concept proposed in the EU Forest Strategy for 2030. The idea is to provide a vision and direction for managed forests in Europe which improves their conservation values as well as their climate resilience. The EU Forest Strategy proposes developing a definition and adopting guidelines for closer-to-nature-practices, as well as developing a voluntary closer-to-nature forest management certification scheme. Now related guidelines were developed by the European Commission and published in July 2023.

Our ThinkForest event asks:

• What are the suggested guiding principles and framework for flexible European-wide implementation of Closer-to-Nature Forest Management?

• What kind of existing nature-based forest management approaches are there – and what is their ability to support biodiversity, stability and adaptability to uncertain future conditions?

• How can we implement guiding principles in wider Europe and what are the barriers and opportunities for their implementation?

More info on the programme and speakers you will find here

EFI is an international organization conducting research and providing policy support to European decision-makers on topics such as bioeconomy, climate change and biodiversity. The ThinkForest forum is a high-level science-policy discussion and information sharing forum on the future of European forest-based sector coordinated by EFI (