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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

#Sustainable Forestry

"Sustainable Forestry" is a thematic exchange launched after observing that there were no existing networks promoting exchanges on sustainable forestry for practices done by civil society.
The ultimate aim of the Forum Synergies project is to increase the capacity and ability of individuals, NGOs, local and EU governments to deliver forestry management that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable.

ICON _ PDF Read our Action Sheet for more information on Sustainable Forestry

4 key principles

The two first workshops (March 2016 UK, November 2016, SRB) established and confirmed 4 key principles which serve as basis for further discussions during upcoming events and offer a guideline for final conclusions.

  • A holistic respect for the health of woodlands and forests as natural organisms and systems, which have a validity and even sanctity in their own right, regardless of human intervention
  • A sense of stewardship of forests on behalf of humankind now and in the future, rather than selfish or short-term exploitative use of forests
  • A sense of communal responsibility for, and pride in, the forests; and of fairness in the provision and allocation of forest-based benefits and resources
  • A global perspective, based on care for all the world’s forests and on awareness of the fragility of global ecosystems and climate.

State of the art: In progress
Partner: EuCAN (UK), Ibar Development Organisation (SRB)

The role of forests in times of climate crisis

Portfolio on the situation of forestry and sustainable forest management in different European regions and countries:

Useful links:

Certification schemes:

Working Documents related to this thematic exchange:

Success stories: