Welcome to the 2008 European Forest Week web site


For a summary of European Forest Week events in Rome click here to see the Earth Negotiations Bulletin report.


Delegates from 46 countries met in Rome during the week of October 20-24 to explore collaboration on sustainable forest management issues, with a focus on climate change, water, and energy. The European Forest Week (EFW) was co-organized by the European Commission, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, in close collaboration with the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, France.

During the week, a series of meetings was held by these entities and other European forestry-related partners at the Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Rome events brought together hundreds of individuals from governments, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, regional and international networks, United Nations agencies and the private sector. Senior forestry and other sector-related officials from all over Europe are attending. The meetings provided a unique opportunity for diverse stakeholders and forest managers to share perspectives and seek solutions to some of the most challenging issues facing forests and forestry today: climate change, energy and water.

In conjunction with the Rome meetings, the European Economic and Social Committee met for a day of meetings on relevant themes in Brussels (20 October) and a number of affiliated national and local events were held in participating countries throughout Europe.

For more information on Rome European Forest Week activities, click on the options below:

At a glance
Schematic schedule for the week with links to websites for key meetings

Daily meetings schedule
Detailed daily schedule indicating place and time of all Rome events

Partner events schedule
Detailed schedule for partner events with links to agendas and relevant documents and websites

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For other information on the European Forest Week, write to:
the EFW Coordinator at efw@unece.org
last updated:  Monday, November 10, 2008