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Forest Europe Work Programme

22.10.2021

Forest Europe Work Programme

The Forest Europe Work Programme was adopted during the Expert Level Meeting in September 2021. 

The final version of the Work Programme has been amended accordingly and it is now available at the Forest Europe Webpage HERE

For the new Work Programme period, the nature of FOREST EUROPE as a forest policy platform for high-level political dialogue and technical exchange will be intensified and further developed, including the creation of new interaction mechanisms. The overall principle of the process to generate added political value by its inclusiveness, consensus building ability and flexibility, will remain. When implementing the new Work Programme, more flexibility is needed regarding emerging issues of political relevance. In line with the Bratislava Ministerial Declaration, the implementation of the Work Programme reflects overarching political priorities on inter alia climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity protection, promoting a circular bioeconomy and allow for flexibility regarding new and emerging issues.