Forest Communicators Network for the Mediterranean and Near East

The network is open to individuals, members of public and private sector, representatives of organizations, institutions, and other networks of interest and connected to the forest related issues. All individuals directly or indirectly related to forestry sectors such as users, decision makers, beneficiary or environmentalists, sociologists, anthropologists etc..

The network is expected to inform and communicate important aspects of the forests in the Mediterranean and the Near East region all in line with the challenges and opportunities these resources present. It is expected that the network, after its establishment would eventually develop a flexible, interactive but proactive structure able to meet the demands of all countries and members while contributing to the implementing of its strategy at all national, regional and international levels. At this stage we have identified important aspects for its establishment and for the long term based on the members’ suggestions.

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Messages.

Forests hold important attributes that can eventually create conflicts among different people interests resulting in mixed, controversial and confusing messages

Engage.

Forests are affected by policies at national levels designed for various purposes. To foster coherence, it is essential to engage stakeholders at all levels in an open dialogue on forests

Communication.

Divergence and gaps are significant between the reality and the public perception concerning forests. Communication with the External environment is important in providing a realistic perception of the forests and their attributes

During the Sixth Mediterranean Forest Week, the Brummana Declaration was approved. The Declaration furthers the discussion from the State of Mediterranean Forests 2018 about the role of Mediterranean forests to fulfill the nationally determined contributions (NDCs). The declaration can be downloaded here. THE BRUMMANA DECLARATION......

Participating stakeholders shed the light on the countries achievements and contributions to mitigate and adapt to climate change Beirut, 4 April 2019 – Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Hassan Lakiss, the  the Sixth edition of the Mediterranean Forest Week......

The Second edition of the #FacesOfTheForest Contest has taken part of the events organized and communicated by the network of Forest Communicators in the Mediterranean Region and Near East (FCNMedNE) for the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week that took place in Brummana, Lebanon from 1-5 April......

A session on up-scaling and climate finances proved to be an interesting one at the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week in Lebanon. Situated towards the end of the conference, the session offered a conclusion, the bottom lines, and what points to take home on the issue......

Forest and landscape restoration (FLR) benefit private, public and global communities. FLR can contribute to climate mitigation and biodiversity conservation, as well as water and food security. However, high investment costs and low rates of return are misconceptions holding back investments in this sector. How......

What does LDN stand for? What is its ultimate goal? And how can existing UNCCD progress indicators be linked or integrated into a LDN conceptual framework? These questions were answered by Sven Walter from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and Carolina Granzio......

Communicating effectively on forests and climate change was the focus of a groundbreaking session at the 6th Mediterranean Forest Week in Brummana, Lebanon this week. During the workshop, international forest communication professionals offered their experiences on how to communicate forests and climate change to the......

According to UNESCO, 30% of the world’s tourism is located in the Middle East and in 2030, this region is expected to welcome over 500 million tourists. Against this background, is it possible to have this expected mass-tourism without degrading the environment? This question was......

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