Nordic Forest Research Cooperation Committee

Comité de collaboration pour la recherche forestière nordique
SamNordisk Skogsforskning (SNS)
Sam Nordisk Sknovforskning (SNS)
Yhteispohjoismainen Metsäntutkimus (SNS)
Norraenar Skógarrannsóknir (SNS)

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1972, on adoption of the first statutes. New statutes adopted 25 Mar 1980, entered into force 1 Jan 1981; present statutes adopted 19 Dec 2001. Previously also referred to as Samarbejdsnaevnet for Nordisk Skovforskning -- Pohjoismaiden Metsäntutkimuksen Yhteistyölautakunta. Currently a permanent cooperation institution on the general budget of D-XD4238 - Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM).


Promote research into the diverse functions of the forests in sustainable forestry, as well as advise the EK-FJLS and NMR on questions concerning forests and forest research; contribute to the socially, economically and ecologically responsible management and utilization of forests and timber resources in the Nordic region.


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Board, consisting of 2 representatives each from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Representatives from the Faeroe Is, Greenland and Åland may attend meetings. Presidency and Secretariat rotates between participating countries for 4-year periods.


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GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 7: Affordable and Clean EnergyGOAL 15: Life on LandGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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