Last Whednesday, the 19th of Novmber, the Sumforest Workshop “Sustainable Forest Management – Research Capacities and Priorities” was held in Kazan, Russia. The workshop was held as an official side event of the 72nd session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI).
The objective was to discuss and share views on potentials to increase cooperation and setting joint priorities in research needs in the field of sustainable forest management in EU and Russia and the Eastern partnership (EaP) countries.
The workshop gathered over 40 participants – the representatives of forest sector from Russia, EU and five Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Moldova). The participants represented applied research, academic and educational organizations, as well as business organizations and public bodies in the forest sector.
The workshop outcomes will be used as a basis for further work on identifying joint research priorities, as background work for a possible later joint call for proposals targeted at EU and Russia/Eastern partnership on research on sustainable forest management.
For a first insight into the outcome, the conference programme and presentations can be downloaded here. The presentations can be accessed by clicking the according links in the conference programme.
Photos are taken by Denis Popov, Mondi Syktyvkar