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Presentation made for the Joint Side Event organized by the Forestry Commission (UK), FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid, UNEP and UNECE/FAO at the Second European Forest Week under the title …

Presentation made for the Joint Side Event organized by the Forestry Commission (UK), FOREST EUROPE Liaison Unit Madrid, UNEP and UNECE/FAO at the Second European Forest Week under the title “"Bringing more value to our forests - Payments and markets for ecosystem services". This event took place in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 10 December 2013.

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  • 1. EUROPEAN FOREST WEEK 10,December, 2013, Rovaniemi FOREST EUROPE Development of pan-European valuation approach to forest ecosystem services“ “ Edurne Lacalle Galdeano Liaison Unit Madrid FOREST EUROPE
  • 2. FE Ministerial Conference, Oslo, 2011 Following Oslo Conference: • Oslo Decision European Forests 2020 • Oslo Ministerial Mandate for Negotiating a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe
  • 3. FE Ministerial Conference, Oslo, 2011 • Oslo Ministerial Decision: European Forests 2020 – Vision – Mission – Goals – Targets – Actions
  • 4. FE Ministerial Conference, Oslo, 2011 Vision • To shape a future where all European forests are vital, productive and multifunctional. • Where forests contribute effectively to sustainable development, through ensuring human well-being a healthy environment and economic development in Europe and across the globe. • Where the forests’ unique potential to support a green economy, livehoods, climate change mitigation, biodiversity conservation, enhancing water quality and combating desertification is realized to the benefit of society. Mission • To advance this vision and comply with the goals and European 2020 targets, ministers decided that “FOREST EUROPE mission is to enhance the cooperation on forest policies in Europe under the leadership of ministers, and to secure and promote Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) with the aim of maintaining the multiple functions of forests crucial to society”.
  • 5. FE Ministerial Conference, Oslo, 2011 Goals I. Sustainable management of all European forests ensures multiple forest functions and enhances lasting provision of goods and services (…) II. European forests contribute to a green economy, including through (…) ecosystem services from sustainable sources. (…) VII. Socioeconomic and cultural benefits, especially for livelihoods, rural development and employment from European forests are optimized (…) 2020 targets IV. The full value of forest ecosystem services across Europe is being estimated and reflected in national policies (PES)
  • 6. FOREST EUROPE Work Programme (1) 1. Prioritised areas in European Forests 2020 decision 1. Further development of sustainable forest management and its tools 2. Further improvements in forest monitoring and reporting 3. Strengthened efforts against illegal logging and related trade 4. Valuation of forest ecosystem services 5. SFM in a green economy.
  • 7. FOREST EUROPE Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services (PoW 4) Forest Europe Work Programme addresses actions of Oslo Ministerial Decision: European Forests 2020 including achieving the full value of forest ecosystem services across Europe: “the full value of forest ecosystem services across Europe will be estimated with a view to using common valuation approaches, and that values will be increasingly reflected in relevant national policies and market-based instruments such as payments for ecosystem services”.
  • 8. FOREST EUROPE Work Programme (2) Point 4. Valuation of forest ecosystem services Stressing the importance of the full range of forest goods and services, FOREST EUROPE will develop a common approach to valuation of forest ecosystem services and promote its use, with the aim of raising awareness of the contributions to societies of multiple forest functions, to serve informed decision making and to assess achievements against the 2020 Targets Activity: Development of pan-European valuation approach to forest ecosystem services a. Expert group to explore and propose a pan-European approach to valuation of forest ecosystem services [2012-2013] b. Workshop to consolidate the proposals and identifying effective priorities and measures to promote its use [2013-2014].
  • 9. FOREST EUROPE Valuation of Forest Ecosystem Services (PoW 4) •Expert Group to explore and propose a pan-European approach to valuation of forest: o 3 Sub-Working Groups operating on-line: SWG1: Identification of forest ecosystem services SWG2: Toolbox with valuation of FES approaches to the pan-European region SWG3: Means to facilitate implementation o Group’s Final report will summarise on-line work o Last meeting of Expert Group (February 2014) to share the work developed by the Sub-Grops. •Workshop on valuation of FES (Serbia, Autumn 2014) o Open forum for discussion (2 days) on the results of the Expert Group to draw conclusions within FOREST EUROPE scope.
  • 10. Thank you for your attention More information: Beatriz.bueno@foresteurope.org Edurne.lacalle@foresteurope.org Shaping a Future where Forests Contribute to a Sustainable World