Four forest policy processes call for our attention

The 7th issue of SIFI:s newsletter

No fewer than four forest policy processes that call for our attention have been launched in Europe during the past five years –Forest Europe, the European Commission Green Paper, the revision of the EU Forest Strategy and most recently the International Negotiating Committee (INC) for a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe. These processes will influence forestry in Sweden and other countries, regardless of whether we take part or not!

A historical context

The 7th issue of SIFI:s newsletter summarizes the presentations from the seminar on 30th March about the development on the European level. The interconnection with the global level is added by Senior adviser Astrid Bergqvist and Former Deputy Director-General Ulf Svensson by placing the seminar in a historical context.

The views from Portugal and Russia

This newsletter sheds light on the driving forces and catch the essence of the challenges in different parts of Europe. Our neighbouring countries views (Portugal and Russia) upon the processes in Europe are particularly valuable.

Photo: A view from Portugal by Joao Pinho

Editorial

European forest policy processes need to be discussed among a wider audience, such as that at the KSLA seminar on 30th March. These ongoing policy processes will influence forestry in Sweden and other countries, regardless of whether we take part or not! No fewer than four forest policy processes that call for our attention have been launched in Europe during the past five years –Forest Europe, the European Commission Green Paper, the revision of the EU Forest Strategy and most recently the International Negotiating Committee (INC) for a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe.

The 7th issue of SIFI:s newsletter summarizes the presentations from the seminar on 30th March about the development on the European level. The interconnection with the global level is added by Senior adviser Astrid Bergqvist and Former Deputy Director-General Ulf Svensson by placing the seminar in a hi

Editorial

European forest policy processes need to be discussed among a wider audience, such as that at the KSLA seminar on 30th March. These ongoing policy processes will influence forestry in Sweden and other countries, regardless of whether we take part or not! No fewer than four forest policy processes that call for our attention have been launched in Europe during the past five years –Forest Europe, the European Commission Green Paper, the revision of the EU Forest Strategy and most recently the International Negotiating Committee (INC) for a legally binding agreement on forests in Europe.

The 7th issue of SIFI:s newsletter summarizes the presentations from the seminar on 30th March about the development on the European level. The interconnection with the global level is added by Senior adviser Astrid Bergqvist and Former Deputy Director-General Ulf Svensson by placing the seminar in a historical context. I am very pleased with the outcome of our 30th March seminar that shed light on the driving forces and caught the essence of the challenges in different parts of Europe. The open minded discussions with some of our neighbouring countries in Europe (Portugal and Russia) were particularly valuable. Finally, I would like to thank the Swedish planning group as well as the Chair of the INC, Jan Heino
for valuable advice along the way.

storical context. I am very pleased with the outcome of our 30th March seminar that shed light on the driving forces and caught the essence of the challenges in different parts of Europe. The open minded discussions with some of our neighbouring countries in Europe (Portugal and Russia) were particularly valuable. Finally, I would like to thank the Swedish planning group as well as the Chair of the INC, Jan Heino
for valuable advice along the way.