Host Country Agreement signed with Germany

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EFI Director Marc Palahí with the Ambassador of Germany, H.E. Mr Detlef Lingemann

On 7 December 2017, a signing ceremony was held in Helsinki at the German embassy, to formally establish an EFI office in Germany.

EFI’s office is located in Bonn, and has been active since spring 2017. EFI Bonn coordinates one of the European Forest Institute’s main initiatives: the Resilience Programme. It focuses on forest-related resilience issues, including the integration of biodiversity in sustainable forest management, climate change adaptation and mitigation, forest-related risks, payments for ecosystem services and the role of forests and trees in climate-smart cities. The programme emphasizes work on the science-policy-society interface at a European scale, strengthening EFI’s policy support role.

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EFI Director, Marc Palahí
Head of Mission EFI Bonn, Georg Winkel


Photo: German embassy, Press office