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UEF attended the UNECE / FAO Forest Communicators Network meeting 30th May in Málaga - Espaňa

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Thomas Baschny, UEF Secretary, attended this FCN-meeting on 30st of May 2017, in Andalucia en Màlaga.

 

Were present 24 participants from Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, Canada, United Kingdom, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, Finland, Czech Republic and the European Commission.

 

40 Countries are member : Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Uzbekistan.

 

The member Organizations are: EFIATLANTIC, EFIMED, EUFORGEN, European Commission, European Forest Institute, EUSTAFOR, FAO, FCN Africa, FCN Asia/Pacific , FCN Mediterranean/North Africa, FCN South America, FERN, FOREST EUROPE, FSC International, FTP, IIASA, International Forestry Students Association, IUCN, IUFRO, IUFRO Forest Communication Working Party, MEDfOR Erasmus Mundus , Minerva Communications, Nature Conservancy - Asia Pacific Region, Partnerships for Forests, PEFC, PEFC International, PEFC Italy, PEFC Spain, UEF, UNDP, UNECE, UNECE/FAO, UNFF, USSE, WBCSD, World Bank, WWF

 

The highlights of this annual meeting in Spain are the following:

 

Ø  Report about the Mediterranean Forest Communicators ‘Network (100 members – 16 countries); this 5th Mediterranean Forest Week Agadir, March 2017 was a great success!

 

Ø  Austria: Campaign “We make our forests climate fit” - “The use of wood is good for the climate” (www.klimafitter-wald.at; www.klimarettung.at); 11 M Euro per Year.

 

Ø  The case of wildland fire risk in the Mediterranean region; (“Wildfire”activities with kids / schools, movies…)

 

Ø  IUFRO – 125 Years Anniversary (Freiburg/Germany 18 – 22 Sept. 2017) www.iufro2017.com; (FP- and FCN-Communication Session are accepted!)

IUFRO was established in 1892 and groups 15.000 scientists, 650 Member Organizations and 120 Countries;

 

Ø  XXV IUFRO World Congress 2019 (29.09. – 05.10.2019 Curitiba, Parana / Brazil)

 

Ø  PEFC – Spain: Slogan “A world in which people manage forests sustainably”

2016 report (PEFC – Espaňa) 2 M. ha PEFC-certified; fixing SDG-goals 2030.

have a look at www.pefc.photo (photo contest)

 

Ø  UN Strategic Plan on Forests (UNff Secretariat): UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017 – 30 (6 global forest goals and 26 targets) in progress!

 

Ø  70th Anniversary FAO and UNECE (founded in May 1947 in Marienbad – Czech Rep.)

A big event is foreseen in Maianske Lazne (Marienbad) / Czech Rep. from 05th to 07th of September 2017.

 

Ø  4th European Forest Week – 09th to 13th of October 2017 in Warsaw – Poland

(Photo Contest age 5 – 19 years; Title: “Show us what Europe´s forests mean to you”)

Link to the logo: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/europe-forest/img/English-logo2017.png 

 

Ø  International day of Forests 2018 (21st of March); FAO is responsible; working title: “Forests and Sustainability!”

 

Ø  Update on activities, achievements and future plans on Forest Pedagogics:

New webpage; new logo, 12th Int. FP-Congress from 3rd to 6th of October 2017 in Milovy (Czech Republic); 13th Int. FP-Congress will take place in Finland. www.forestpedagogics.eu

 

Ø  Forest Europe: Workshop on “Promoting Green Jobs in the Forest Sector” 27th to 28th of June 2017 (Bratislava / Slovakia)

Forest Europe - New slogan and flyer: “Forest Europe – Together for Forests and People through Sustainable Forest Management”; Work Programme 2016 – 2020.

 

Ø  Useful Campaign / Website: “Print and Paper – The Facts:

www.twosides.info

 

UEF will follow all these topic and will actively take part on the coming meetings and actions of the Forest Communicators Network.

 

 

Thomas Baschny and the UEF Presidency

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