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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......

The 6th Mediterranean Forest Week in Lebanon hosted a discussion on the ‘best practices for monitoring and evaluation systems used in sustainable land management in Turkey’. Four presentations provided a superb insight to research, processes and developments in the field. Bahtiyar Kurt, Natural Resources and Biodiversity Cluster......

“Biodiversity decline is causing a loss of 55 billion dollars a year,” said Mr. Mastrojeni while addressing the attendees of the “Biodiversity for resilience in the restoration of Mediterranean forests” parallel session at the VI Mediterranean Forest Week. The session discussed the shifting from the......