Acknowledging the contribution of NWFP to the green economy in Europe, the European Forest Institute (EFI) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have jointly issued a White Paper, based on lessons learned from around the Mediterranean on “Non-wood forest products for people, nature and the green economy. Recommendations for policy priorities in Europe”. The Paper identifies key areas that require urgent policy attention and suggests concrete actions that could be undertaken by decision makers, key stakeholders, and societal actors at various levels in Europe and other parts of the world.
During this side event, the White Paper will be officially launched and its key findings and recommendations will be presented and discussed. The side event will address, among others, the following key questions:
• What are the key contributions of NWFP to socio-economic development in Europe in support of a transition towards a green economy?
• What are the key actions required to further enhance the contribution to the European Green Deal and other core policy objectives?
• What can FAO and other international organizations do to further promote the sustainable consumption and production of NWFP?