European forest ecosystems: key allies in sustainable development

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Series Details 03/2023, Number 3
Publication Date March 2023
ISBN 978-92-9480-551-5
ISSN 2467-3196
EC TH-AM-23-005-EN-Q
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European forests are vital to achieving Sustainable Development Goals 15 and 6, related to life on land, and clean water and sanitation, respectively. Insights into the current state of European forest ecosystems, drivers of societal demands and other pressures, and their governance are essential for effective management and decision-making at local, regional and European levels. This briefing outlines the main characteristics of forests in Europe today and some key trends around their extent and condition.

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European Environment Agency (EU EEA): News, 21/03/2016: Is Europe doing enough to ensure long-term health of forests?

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