In the margins of Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Ministry of Waters and Forests organised, between June 5-6, 2019, at Gura Humorului in Suceava county, the Meeting of EU general managers in the field of forestry. The event focused on adaptation to climate change and the sustainable operation of forests, in a national and international context, and gathered 100 participants from 19 EU Member States, as well as from international, European and national institutions.
In the opening remarks, the Secretary of State for Forests within the Ministry of Waters and Forests, Daniel-Constantin Coroamă, mentioned that “In the current European context, the EU Forestry Strategy is a key reference framework for facilitating the consistency and coordination among policies of the EU and its member states, in accordance with the principles of sustainable forest management.”
Also, the Secretary of State Daniel-Constantin Coroamă emphasised that “improving coordination and communication between authorities and between states will lead to a better understanding of the potential offered by forests for the sustainable production and consumption of wood and non-wood products and for their contribution to achieving several objectives of sustainable growth.”
Considering that the European environmental agenda for the coming period, including 2019, emphasises adaptation to climate change and the sustainable operation of forests, on the first day of the meeting the national context was presented, namely forests and forestry in Romania, and then discussions continued with a session on primeval forest protection and biodiversity conservation. Upon the conclusion of the debates, the international context was addressed by presenting the common elements of the EU Forestry Strategy and of the Forest Europe process regarding the general framework for sustainable forest management.
On the second day of the meeting participants made a working visit to the Slătioara Primeval Forest in Suceava County.