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Commission discussed European Forests and Climate Change
14.05.2010

by: Ulla Vänttinen

Climate-l.org, 30 April

The 35th Session of the European Forestry Commission (ECE) met from 27-29 April 2010, in Lisbon, Portugal, to discuss European forests' central role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The conference discussed the role of European forests as carbon sinks, as a major source of renewable energy, and as a provider of ecosystem services such as protection of freshwater resources and reduction of risks from natural disasters. Conference participants further recognized the forest sector's relevance for countries' economic well-being. The Commission decided to engage and intensify the dialogue with water, energy and climate change sectors.

More information:
http://www.unece.org/press/pr2010/10tim_p07e.htm

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