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Seventy-fourth session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

18 - 20 October 2016

Geneva (Palais des Nations Room V)

Adapted from fairventures.org

The 74th session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) was held in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 20 October 2016.

The Committee reviewed and guided activities in data collection and analysis, policy support, capacity building and communication. In addition, the meeting had focus on the commercial aspects of the forest based industries (transformation, profits, trends, challenges, etc.). Half a day was dedicated to market discussions of forest-based industries. Additional themes were for this session included review of the results of the work on forest ownership and green jobs in the region.

The Committee was also invited to contribute to the Strategic Review of the Integrated Programme of Work 2014-2017 and provided recommendations for the future programme (2018-2021). Next year the 70th anniversary of UNECE as well as 70 years of successful collaboration between COFFI (former Timber Committee) and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC) will be celebrated.

A UNECE news release has been issued to announce the COFFI session.

The COFFI session was conducted in English, French and Russian.

The session was followed by a workshop “Measuring the value of forests in a green economy” on 21 October 2016. For further information on the workshop, click here.

Please find pictures of the session on the UNEC-FAO flickr account.

A press release was published on Friday 21 October 2016.

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Annotated provisional agenda for the seventy-fourth session of COFFI - ECE/TIM/2016/1

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Report of the meeting

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The forest sector workforce and future green jobs in the region – preliminary results of the study - ECE/TIM/2016/3

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Forest products market discussions, including panel discussion: opportunities for and barriers to forest products from the perspective of the private sector - ECE/TIM/2016/4
2016 Country Market Statements

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Trends and perspectives for pulp and paper - ECE/TIM/2016/5

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Trends and perspectives for pallets and wooden packaging - ECE/TIM/2016/6

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The global and regional policy context - ECE/TIM/2016/7

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Review of 2016 activities, and activities planned for 2017 - ECE/TIM/2016/8

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The ECE evaluation on the assessment of the relevance of the 2014-2017 Integrated Programme of Work (IPoW) - ECE/TIM/2016/9

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Strategic Review of the Integrated Programme of Work - ECE/TIM/2016/10

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Information Documents

ENG only

Forest Ownership in the Region - ECE/TIM/2016/Inf.1

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Wood Construction - ECE/TIM/2016/Inf.2

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Referred Documents

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Report from the joint seventy-third session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) and thirty-eighth session of the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC)

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Report of the thirty-eighth session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management - ECE/TIM/EFC/WP.2/2016/2

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Programme
Please find the programme for the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry, COFFI (18-20 Oct 2016) and the UNECE/FAO Green Economy Workshop (21 Oct 2016) here; Russian version.

Please find a leaflet with more detailed information on the market related sessions of COFFI here.

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2

Forest ownership changes in Europe

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Forest ownership in the ECE region - preliminary study results

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Social aspects of the forest sector workforce

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FOREST EUROPE - planned activities in GREEN JOBS

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Promoting Decent Work with Green Jobs in the Forestry Sector - ILO

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Green Jobs in the forest(ry) sector

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European Timber Market Overview

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CIS Timber Market Overview

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North American Timber Market Overview

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Wood pallets and packaging

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Idaho Forest Group- Perspective of a softwood sawmill company

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Danzer- Forest Products: Opportunities and barriers

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ILIM Timber- Opportunities for and barriers to forest products

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kastamonu- Perspective of a wood based panels company

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Global trends in the pulp and paper industry- North America, Brazil, China

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European pulp and paper industries: Navigation towards the future

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Research and innovation in the Russian pulp and paper industry

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3c

CLT production, consumption, construction in Japan

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Fire safety engeneering in wood construction

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The potential of low carbon products in the built environment

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Building the natural change

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Regulations and structural requirements for seismic resistance

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Perspectives of an architect on wood construction

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4a

The role of forests, their goods and services, and the forest sector in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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Implementation of the 2030 Agenda- Example from Sweden

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The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)- the status of the 2017-2030 Strategic Plan

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Forest Europe- Programme of Work and possible synergies in the region

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4d

23rd session of COFO

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Review of 2016 activities, and activities planned for 2017

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Assessment of the relevance of the 2014-2017 UNECE/FAO Integrated Programme of Work to the needs of member states

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5

Report on the 38th session of the Joint Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management

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The Strategic Review of the Integrated Programme of Work for COFFI and EFC

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UNECE/FAO Lasy2017 and the 4th European Forest Week in Warsaw, Poland

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Side Events

Tuesday, 18 Oct 2016

  • Exhibition “Clean Forest Forum”
  • Guided Tour on the wood construction of the WIPO conference hall; Find a 3 minute video of the construction and more information on the conference hall here.

Wednesday, 19 Oct 2016

  • Guided Tour on wood constraction of the temporary Opéra des Nations in Geneva; Find a video of the construction of the Opéra builing here.
  • Exhibition and Reception hosted by the Mr. Armand Rudolf von Rohr “Clean Forest Forum” (Speech)

Thursday, 20 Oct 2016

  • “From a tree to a tree with the RVR-CFC Concept” presentation by Mr. Armand Rudolf von Rohr