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Policy Dialogue and Advice

Subjects to be covered, depending on availability of funds, include: (i) forest policies, institutions and instruments; (ii) regional and national coordination of forest and forest-related policies including forestry related SDGs; (iii) governance and policy making; (iv) green economy and green jobs; (v) interaction with stakeholders and the private sector; (vi) financing for, and investment in, the profitability and competitiveness of the forest sector; (vii) structural developments in the forest sector and their policy impact and implications; (viii) wood energy and its implications for renewable energy policies and land use; (ix) role of biodiversity and wildlife in sustainable forest management; and (x) adaptation of forests and the forest sector to climate change.

This programme area also addresses policy-related components of priority activities identified in the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy and attributed to the joint ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section for the period 2014-2017.

Outputs include guidelines and recommendations in accordance with the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy, national forest policy dialogues and other policy dialogues and workshops for the ECE region. An important component is the Forest Sector Outlook Studies and the policy-related parts of relevant ECE and FAO studies such as reports on the status and trends in forests and sustainable forest management, and relevant reviews.