WG Forests

Sixth Meeting of the WG on Sustainable Forest Management & Workshop on balancing bioenergy production and sustainable forest management in Mountain Areas

16.05.2017 - 18.05.2017


Sopron, Hungary


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FINAL PROGRAMME

FINAL AGENDA

CONCEPT - WORKSHOP


Next meeting of the WG Forest will be organized together with a EUSDR Priority Area 2 - Sustainable Energy (PA2) "Workshop on balancing bioenergy production and sustainable forest management in Mountain Areas", which will be an integral part of our Working Group meeting. 


The main objective of the WG Forest meeting is completion of the inventory of Virgin Forest in the Carpathians, while the PA2 Workshop will focus on concerns and recommendations on how to achieve a socially and environmentally sustainable climate and energy policy associated with bioenergy production in mountain areas of the Danube/Carpathian Region and open the debate about increasing demand for bioenergy production and the question on how this demand can be met in a sustainable way.                                

BACKGROUND DOCUEMTNS RELATED TO WG FOREST:

Article 10 of the Carpathian Convention calls for the identification and protection of natural, especially virgin forests of the Carpathians. Objective 6.1  of the Strategic Action Plan for the Implementation of the Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management foresees as expected result the development of an inventory data of virgin forests based on the format approved by the Parties included in Carpathian Convention joint information system
 
In order to further implement these provisions after the adoption of the Criteria and Indicators for identification of virgin forests in the Carpathians at COP4 , Forest WG members agreed on a common format in the form of a table for collecting scientific data, national inventories and maps of virgin forests. 
 
Information provided by the Parties : 
 
- Protocol on Sustainable Forest Management download
- Strategic Action Plan for the Implementation of the Forest Protocol download
- Criteria and Indicators for identification of virgin forests in the Carpathians download
- Revised Terms of the Reference for WG Forest download
 

New! 

Information relevant for discussion on natural forests provided by the Czech Forest Management Institute 

Forest Naturalness Assessment in the Czech Republic (document where the evaluation criteria and the evaluation method are presented) 

Forest Naturalness Assessment in the Czech Republic and its using in policy and management (poster where definitions of degrees of naturalness are given)

Integrative approaches as an opportunity for conservation of forest biodiversity (relevant information chapter 1.4)


RELATED ARTICLES:

Net carbon fluxes at stand and landscape scales from wood bioenergy harvests in the US Northeast (MIKA and KEETON)

Bioenergy harvesting impacts on ecologically important stand structure and habitat characteristics (LITTLEFIELD and KEETON)

If we burn wood for energy, we can’t have our cake and eat it

 

OUTCOMES OF THE CARPATHIAN PROJECT WITH REFERENCE TO FORESTS IN THE REGION: 

 

PRESENTATIONS FROM THE WG FOREST MEETING

PRESENTATIONS FROM THE PA2 WORKSHOP

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