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EUROPEAN STATE FOREST CONFERENCE 2018

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Tempio Pausania

piazza Gallura

07029 Tempio Pausania

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The Regional Forest Agency for Land and Environment of Sardinia and the Italian National Association of Regional Forestry Activities have the honour of hosting the 2018 European State Forest Conference

This year’s conference will focus on:

Societal and environmental challenges of Mediterranean forests

We would like to discuss together about:

  • the multi functionality of forests,
  • the provision of Ecosystem Services and non-wood Forest products
  • the need for adaption to Climate Change of forest ecosystems.

We will show you around our beautiful forests, cork oaks and coastal stone pine stands, and let you appreciate our landscapes, traditions and culture.

Please REGISTER NO LATER than the 15th March 2018

For any further information please contact us at eustafor2018@forestas.it

...WELCOME TO SARDINIA !


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The Southern borders of the EU are at the forefront of climate change effects, including increased drought severity, increased probability and intensity of wildfires, decreased resilience to pests and diseases as well as extreme weather conditions. Nonetheless, the century-old relationship between forests, man and climate has forged the structure and composition of these ecosystems to allow the provisioning of goods and services which integrate wood production with non-wood forest products, such as cork, animal products, honey and mushrooms. The landscapes deriving from this interaction are unique, and together with Sardinia’s breathtaking beaches, are greatly appreciated by visitors from all over the world.

The leading topics of the conference will be on how to deliver the multifunctionality of forests, their provisions of Ecosystem Services and Non-wood Forest products, and the need of adaption to Climate Change of the forest ecosystems.



On the 15th May, an entire FIELD DAY will showcase Mediterranean forest management practices in cork oak stands, coastal pine stands, degraded habitats for biotic and abiotic factors and multifunctional management. The visits will be accompanied by presentations explaining environmental threats, management constraints and future development prospects.

On the 16th of May, major policy makers at the EU, National and Regional level, together with forestry CEOs, professionals, experts and scientists will discuss how the political agenda tackles the challenges and supports the strengths of the European forest sector in a Mediterranean context, given the current trends of climate and land use change. Keynote talks will be given on the main conference topics followed by parallel sessions.

SEE THE DRAFT PROGRAMME HERE AT THIS PUBLIC LINK

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