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Forests and climate change adaptation discussed in the next meeting of the European Forestry Commission

by: Ulla Vänttinen

FAO’s European Forestry Commission (EFC) will have its 35th session on 27-30 April 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. Created in 1947, the EFC is one of six Regional Forestry Commissions established by FAO to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. It meets every two years.

On the agenda of its next meeting, EFC has a subject very near to MOTIVE: Adaptation of European Forests to Climate Change. The paper sets out the key policy issues related to forests and climate change adaptation in Europe. It presents the state of knowledge on climate change impacts and adaptation responses in European forests, the status of European adaptation policies, and regional and international co-operation on adaptation.

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