The European State Forest Association

EUSTAFOR represents state forest companies, enterprises and agencies that have sustainable forest management and sustainable wood production as major concerns.

New UNECE/FAO Report explains the complexity of forest ownership and tenure in the UNECE region

Forests cover 42 percent of the UNECE region, which embraces countries of North America, Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Forests are not only the dominant type of land cover but also a critical element for ecosystem maintenance and sustainability. While studies and reports on the region’s forests undertaken so far provided extensive information on their state and functions in general, there is little information about their owners and managers. To address this gap and to learn more a...

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Who owns European Forests?

The Seminar on the Forest Ownership in the UNECE Region: trends – opportunities – challenges 14 December 2018, European Forestry House, Rue du Luxembourg 66, Brussels While forest ownership may appear to be a relatively straightforward concept, it is quite complex, entailing different rights, responsibilities, organizational procedures and understandings that vary considerably depending on country and context. These differences, in turn, profoundly affect the way forests ar...

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COP-24 in Katowice to set an Implementation Agenda for the Paris Agreement

December 3 marks the start of  the most important global forum on climate policy, COP-24 of UN Climate Convention (UNFCCC) in Katowice, Poland. The 14th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held simultaneously (CMP 14). COP-24 will involve approximately 30,000 delegates from nearly 200 countries, including heads of government and ministers responsible for environment and climate. The main aim of the summit is to reach an international agreement on setting up...

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Northern Ireland Forest Service (DAERA) welcomes European state forestry organisations

State Forestry leaders from across Europe recently had the opportunity to share experiences about European forestry and view forests in the Glens of Antrim during a three day visit to Northern Ireland (NI), hosted by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The visit was held back-to-back with the strategic discussions on the new EUSTAFOR strategy for the coming years. [caption id="attachment_8996" align="aligncenter" width="583"] Staff from DAERA’s Forest Servi...

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