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Open Letter by Marc Palahí, Director EFI, Robert Nasi, Director General CIFOR and Tony Simons, Director General, ICRAF
Our member organisations met in Aberdeen on 18 September

Prof. Cecil Konijnendijk has been appointed as a new member of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of EFI from 1 October 2019.

Cecil is Professor of urban forestry at the Faculty of Forestry, The University of British Columbia, Canada. For the past 25 years he has studied, taught and advised on the role of trees and green space in cities and towns. His particular interests include green space governance (including community involvement), people-nature relationships and cultural ecosystem services, and urban forestry and urban greening.

Bioeconomy delegation learns more about EFI's work

A newly published article by Nabuurs et al. introduces a next-generation information tool which can help making the best decisions for European forests. Dr Helga Pülzl from Forest Policy Research Network is coauthor of this article.

Sino-European CLEARING HOUSE project (urban forests as nature-based solutions) officially launched at the EFI Bonn office last week.
Newly published report looks at non-wood forest products' complete value chain from primary production to marketing
After the summer break, INCREDIBLE project is gearing up for a busy autumn of events and meetings. There are four science-to-practice events already in the calendar and the third round of inter-regional workshops starts in November in Tunisia (wild nuts & berries) and Sardinia (cork).
The Andalusian Network of Grazed Fuel Breaks in Spain incorporates extensive livestock grazers in fire prevention activities to reduce the high costs of mechanical clearance of forests.
SUFOGIS Summer School on on geo-information technologies was held in July 2019 in Greece.
The Lookout Station brings together one group of journalists, three forests and thousands of bark beetles...
Göran Persson, former president of EFI’s ThinkForest forum, is to support EFI in developing new activities and projects on the emerging topic of sustainable finance, forestry and the bioeconomy
We live in a changing world. Droughts and shifts in climate lead to hotter, dryer, and windier seasons in many temperate areas. People are increasingly relocating to where urban areas and forests meet. In many regions, including across the Mediterranean, abandonment of traditional agriculture, forestry, and other land uses have led to a build-up of biomass in forests.