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Before EFI’s Mediterranean Facility goes on holiday, we are happy to share with you this July’s Network News, which includes news, blog entries and all the reminders of the deadlines for opportunities, events and congresses that will take place after the summer.

The Białowieża Science Initiative (BSI) gathered more than 20 scientists from various disciplines and distinct perspectives on the Białowieża Forest management conflict for an independent assessment of the scientific evidence. The assessment covers forest history, socio-economic factors, governance, ecology and disturbances to evaluate diverging perspectives on appropriate management.

Our principal scientist, Marcus Lindner, discusses the impacts of large-scale tree restoration to stop climate change in a blog post.

A recently published study by Prof. Crowther’s team at the Institute for Integrative Biology at ETH (Zurich) in Science Magazine used satellite imagery, field data and computer models to highlight the potential of large-scale forest restoration for climate change mitigation.

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BenchValue project aims on developing a versatile benchmarking method to compare between renewable wood-based and non-renewable value chains and to quantify the sustainability impacts and climate change mitigation potential of substituting non-renewable with wood-based materials to support decision makers in policy and market environment.
The two-day event- also included the Final Conference of the PLURIFOR, a European funded project that has been a successful example of cross-border cooperation considering that forest hazards are a common threat to south-west European forests and they do not have administrative limits.
This year´s international summer school provided an ideal environment for sharing knowledge and experience across Europe and further afield, and for developing strong peer groups in the forestry community who will be able to support each other in the future.
Given the pressing climate changes in the Mediterranean region, EFI's approach to tackling forest fires is to advocate the development of a bioeconomy that changes the way forests are perceived, valued and managed.

A recently launched project studies the impacts, challenges and opportunities for Russian forests, forestry and forest bioeconomy to respond to climate change. RUFORCLIM aims to facilitate the exchange of information, climate policy options and good practices between the EU and Russia with a view to enable a better science-informed practical implications.

We warmly welcome the summer season with a new June edition of EFI Network News from the Mediterranean Facility, which includes reflections and articles on bioeconomy as a model of sustainable prosperity, as well as the response to greater resistance to catastrophic forest fires and better forest management. In addition, we report on the presentation of the H2020 My Sustainable Forest project in the Czech Republic, the first chestnuts with PFEC certification in Spain and interesting cross-border initiatives such as COOPEREM, among many other news on ecosystem services and forest s

Agroforestry is only applied in less than 10 % of agricultural land in Europe.
EFI, along with Conservation International, World Resources Institute and Climate Focus, have joined the Global Landscapes Forum as charter members, further building momentum towards a more sustainable future.
During the workshop in Krtiny, in Czech Republic, the advantages of satellite remote sensing technology and the potential of Earth observation data to meet the needs of the local forestry sector were highlighted and discussed.
Within the framework of the SustForest+ project many actors in the resin sector from Portugal, Spain and France were brought together during the international days "El aprovechamiento resinero : Montes con futuro" organized by the municipality of Proença-a-Nova.