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European Forest Week 2013

9th – 13th December 2013, Rovaniemi, Finland and across Europe 

From 9th - 13th December Rovaniemi (Finland) will host European Forest Week 2013. The event will be held during Metsä 2013, the joint session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission. Events in Rovaniemi and across Europe will highlight the contribution that forests, their products, and services make to a sustainable and green economy.

09.12.13 EU Forest Week

Forest-related celebrations will include: the European Forest Week/END in Güssing forest (Austria) -  an electricity-free weekend retreat deep inside the forest  where fire wood, a hot oven and heated discussions about the surrounding forests will be in full supply; and the Forest-based Sector Technology Platform’s (FTP) High-level Group Meeting in Metsähallitus, Belgium.

These events will provide a unique opportunity to raise the visibility of the forest sector and highlight the multiple ways forests contribute to our daily lives. If you wish to participate in this event please click here.

European Green Capital Award

The European Green Capital Award rewards cities in Europe that are committed to achieving ongoing and ambitious goals for sustainable development. The selection of a city to be awarded the European Green Capital Award is assessed on the basis of twelve environmental indicators assessed by an Expert Panel.

The Call for Applications for the 2016 European Green Capital Award closed on the 31st of October 2013. Twelve cities from eleven countries across Europe applied for the Award. The Expert Panel will now begin their Technical Assessment with the shortlist announcement expected in April 2014 and the winner announced at the Award Ceremony in June 2014, in Copenhagen the 2014 European Green Capital.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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