Mediterranean forests take centre stage: 8th Mediterranean Forest Week website now online!

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The Joint Organising Committee of the Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) is pleased to announce the official website launch of the 8th Mediterranean Forest Week (8MFW).

8MFW will take place from November 4-8, 2024, at the magnificent Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site in Barcelona, Spain. This biennial event is a vital platform for researchers, policymakers, and stakeholders to foster dialogue and cooperation on the challenges and opportunities faced by Mediterranean forests.

Key Features of the Website

The newly launched website serves as the central hub for all information related to the 8MFW. It features comprehensive details about the event sessions, covering a wide range of topics, including resilience strategies, wildfire management, biodiversity, climate change adaptation, and sustainable urban planning. Visitors to the website will find essential information about the venue, including travel and accommodation details, ensuring a seamless experience for all attendees.

A special focus is placed on the Mediterranean Youth Dialogue, which encourages the active participation of young professionals in the forest sector.

The website also highlights the collaborative efforts of the Joint Organising Committee, comprising FAO, EFI, Silva Mediterranea, AIFM and other key partners, demonstrating a unified approach to tackling the pressing issues faced by Mediterranean forests.

About the 8th Mediterranean Forest Week

Mediterranean forests play a crucial role in the region’s environmental, social and economic fabric. Despite an increase in forest cover due to land use changes, challenges such as land degradation, wildfires, and climate change persist.

Focusing on the theme “Working together for sustainable and resilient Mediterranean forests,” the 8MFW aims to develop a collaborative roadmap for the sustainable management and restoration of Mediterranean forest ecosystems. For this, it will delve into solutions for these issues through interactive sessions, expert discussions, and collaborative initiatives.

The 8MFW aims to highlight regional efforts that align with global commitments like the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and the Convention on Biological Diversity. The event will also showcase successful landscape restoration projects and promote integrated forest management practices.

For more information, visit the website