European Forest Week 2021

Videos and images

Browse the collection of videos produced by FAO and partners on the forests of Europe. 

A Greener Europe

The Austrian pavilion at the 2015 World Expo in Milan demonstrated how the pavilion’s ‘green’ architecture could serve as a model for cities of the future. It also demonstrates the importance of forests, not only to the people of Austria but to people across Europe and the world: in providing food, timber and energy; regulating the climate and sustaining biodiversity; and creating jobs, while also giving us green spaces where we enjoy a wide range of recreational activities.

Russia's Far East: pathway to sustainable forest industry

The forests of Russia's Far East play a crucial role in stabilizing global climate and may largely contribute to the global wood products market. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to promote viable forestry investment and innovation in the region based on sustainable use of forest resources.

European forestry innovation: charting a path towards a green economy
(8 minutes) English – Finnish - French – Spanish - Russian

This film highlights how Finland is setting an example in sustainable forest management and how the many and varied innovations emerging from Finland's forestry sector can help, not only Finland, but the rest of Europe, in achieving the goal of greening their economies.

Santa Claus explains the importance of forests
(60 seconds) English – Finnish – German – French - Spanish - Russian

In this one minute spot, Santa Claus introduces children to his magical, forest-covered homeland and sends his message to Europe's children that forests are of vital importance and need to be taken good care of.

Santa Claus as new European Forest Week ambassador
(3 minutes) English – Finnish – French - Spanish - Russian

Santa Clause is taking time off from his busy schedule around this time of year to embrace an environmental issue close to his heart -- the state of Europe's Forests. Ministers will discuss how well Europe is managing her forests and how those forests can help European nations move further towards the goal of greening their economies.

European Forests: Central to the World We Live in gives an overall picture of Europe's most versatile ecological infrastructure. As we tour around Europe, we ask why forests continue to be so important to each region, even in the 21st century. Produced by the European Forest Institute.

Changing landscapes of the Mediterranean

In a region being heavily hit by climate change and experiencing population growth that's putting pressure on precious food and water resources, the need to ensure the future of these forests and the services they provide is more urgent than ever.

The future of Russia's forests

Russia's forests are the largest in the world and yet relatively little is know about them. What we do know is that they are hugely important to the global climate and the global economy.

Tracing our timber 

This short film provides valuable insight for the European timber industry into how FLEGT licenses will assist them in complying with the new European Union Timber Regulation.