This issue summarizes the outcome of the Sumforest workshop in Warszawa in May 2015, that aimed at identifying needs and capacities in forest research.
Another workshop in May was held in Minsk (Belarus), aiming at sustainable forest management in the EU and Russia as well as Eastern Partnership Countries. For the first time, during the last decade it brought together scientists and scientific managers from Russia, and all six Eastern Partnership countries.
Within Sumforest, a study has been conducted to map strategies, policies and policy needs for stakeholders and policy makers. A summary of the study report can be read in this newsletter.
One article sets the goals of Sumforest into context with climate change and the upcoming COP21 conference in Paris 2015 next week, while another article discusses the implication of non-native tree species in European forests within the COST – Action NNEXT.