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European Forest Week 2019

5th European Forest Week, 4-8 November 2019 in Geneva, was organized for the first time at the initiative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN / ECE). This year's European Forest Week theme is Forests and the Circular Economy.

The circular economy is generally considered as key avenue to sustainable development. It aims to use materials and services efficiently to ensure that “the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and the generation of waste is minimized” (European Union, 2015).

Europe’s forests are

  • key to mitigate climate change
  • an important sector
  • sources of renewable and highly versatile materials

At the Slovenia Forest Service, the BIO4ECO and VET4BIOECONOMY projects are currently underway on the topic of forests and the circular economy. In cooperation with stakeholders BIO4ECO is preparing an action plan on current and expected challenges in the field of bio-energy policies. Within VET4BIOECONOMY SFS is developing an educational module for forest experts and the general public in the fields of circular economy and bioeconomics. You can find out more about the progress of projects on their websites.

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