Mediterranean Forest Week

The Mediterranean Forest Week (MFW) is one of the main forums for exchanging on the Mediterranean forest, gathering a wide range of protagonists: forest administrations, scientific and academic world, private sector, funders, civil society and NGO’s.

This event, which takes place every two years during one week in a partner country, allows many exchanges around a selected topic.

The Mediterranean Forest Week has been conceived as a shared platform for the regional cooperation on Mediterranean forests, aiming to improve the dialogue between research community, policy makers, and concerned stakeholders; as well as to inform the international community and the whole society about the importance of Mediterranean forest and the challenges they have to face.

Plan Bleu is part of the steering committee of these forest weeks and plays an active role with its regional partnerships before, during and after the organization of those events.

6th Mediterranean Forest Week

The Sixth Mediterranean Forest Weektook place in Lebanon on 1-5 April 2019. It brought together a diverse range of participants to consider how Mediterranean forests can contribute to countries’ goals under the Paris Agreement. It promoted the use of forest-based solutions to assist Mediterranean countries to implement their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement.

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Previous Mediterranean Forest Weeks

1ère SFM : 13-16 April 2010 – Antalya (Türkiye) – “Contribution of forests and other wooded lands to food security in the Mediterranean”.

2nd MFW: 5-8 April 2011 – Avignon (France).

3rd MFW: 17-21 March 2013 – Tlemcen (Algeria) – “The Mediterranean forests at the service of sustainable development of landscapes: mitigation and adaptation strategies to cope with global changes?”».

4th MFW: 17-20 March 2015 – Barcelona (Spain) – “Improving livelihoods: the role of Mediterranean forest value chains in a green economy”.

5th MFW: 20-24 March 2017 – Agadir (Morocco) – “Towards an enhanced regional cooperation to restore Mediterranean landscapes: improving resilience for the benefit of people and environment”.

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