MCPFE Delegates to Discuss Draft European Guidelines for Afforestation and Reforestation
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August 2008: The revised draft of the Pan-European Guidelines for Afforestation and Reforestation in the context of the UNFCCC will be considered by the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE)/Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (PEBLDS) drafting meeting, which will convene from 16-17 September 2008, in Malahide, Ireland.

The signatory countries […]

August 2008: The revised draft of the Pan-European
Guidelines for Afforestation and Reforestation in the context of the UNFCCC
will be considered by the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests
in Europe (MCPFE)/Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy
(PEBLDS) drafting meeting, which will convene from 16-17 September 2008, in
Malahide, Ireland.

The signatory countries to the MCPFE have committed to contribute
to the implementation of the UNFCCC, inter alia, by enhancing carbon
sequestration of forests, while also maintaining that afforestation and
reforestation take due regard of environmental, in particular biodiversity,
economic and social values, with a view to mitigating potential negative
effects of large scale afforestations. The draft Pan-European Guidelines were
prepared to address these commitments. The latest version seeks to accommodate
the latest commitments from the Ministerial Conference in Warsaw (2007) as well
as from relevant developments on other international fora, in particular CBD
COP 9 and the UNFCCC. [MCPFE meeting
website
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