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

18 - 21 November 2014

Kazan, Russian Federation

Tree nursery in the Sabinsky Forest District (TFM)

Focal point: Paola Deda

The next session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) will take place in Kazan, Russian Federation, Republic of Tatarstan from 18 to 21 November 2014.

The meeting will focus on the implementation of the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy. It will showcase how actors within and outside the forest sector seized work together to make the best contribution to the emerging Green Economy. Their input are very diverse: from improving forest-based technologies to develop innovative wood and non-wood forest products; from making forest work safer to valuating and setting up payments for the multiple services that forests offers to the society in the UNECE region.

Delegates to the Committee session will discuss forest resources assessment and reporting issues, as well as the role of forests in the post-2015 development agenda. They will also provide guidance to the secretariat on how to implement the UNECE/FAO Integrated Programme of Work adopted in December 2013.

After a 3 day meeting (18, 19 and 20 November), Delegates will have the opportunity, on November 21, to attend a field trip at the invitation of the Ministry of Forestry of the Tatarstan Republic.

Participants are asked to register online using the following link. Deadline for registration is 24 October 2014.
To prepare your travel arrangements, please see the information note for English speakers and this information note for Russian speakers. The visa and reservation forms can be found here:

Visa request form 

Korston reservation form

Bulgar reservation form

Please find the programme of the meeting in Russain here and in English here.

 

 

City of Kazan (Fotalia)

 

About Kazan

In the heart of the Russian Federation, where the west and east meet, lies the Republic of Tartarstan. Its capital, Kazan, is the largest center of culture, science, research, trade and industry of the economically developed Volga region.

Kazan is one of the most populated cities in Russia and it also shows a remarkable economic capacity thanks to its industrial complex that varies from heavy industry—aircraft and helicopters manufacturing—to specialized industrial production—polyethylene and synthetic rubber, medical and optics equipment.

In addition to its history as an industrial centre, Kazan is rebranding as the forest capital of the Volga region. Ecological and environmental issues are generally taken into serious consideration, but a particular attention is devoted to forest management. Kazan is in fact the site of Europe’s largest breeding and seed center, producing 12 million containerized seedlings per year. Similar attention is also paid to the prevention of forest fires, and to the implementation of the most developed technologies in forest logging and wood processing.

 

Thanks to this focus on forestry, Kazan has become an important hub for national and international forest-related events:

  •  The meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation on illegal logging in 2012;
  • The regional forum “Forest and Man” in 2013, in conjunction with the “Wood Processing” exhibition, which attracted 70 companies;
  • The meetings and final contest of Junior Foresters in 2011 and 2012, which brought hundreds of forestry students from all over Russia to Kazan.

In summer 2013, Kazan hosted the 27th University Games, the biggest ever “Universiade” and welcomed over 10,000 Athletes from more than 160 countries.

 

Documents

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Annotated provisional agenda for the seventy-second session of COFFI - ECE/TIM/2014/1

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Annotated provisional agenda, Corrigendum - ECE/TIM/2014/1/CORR.1

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Report of the meeting - ECE/TIM/2014/2

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Forest products market discussions - ECE/TIM/2014/3
Country market statements

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Follow-up to the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest in a Green Economy - ECE/TIM/2014/4

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Measuring and communicating the contribution of the Forest Sector to a Green Economy - ECE/TIM/2014/5

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The Forest for Fashion Initiative - ECE/TIM/2014/6

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Study on Forest Ownership in the ECE region - ECE/TIM/2014/7

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The role of forests in the post-2015 agenda - ECE/TIM/2014/8

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Review of 2014 activities and planned activities for 2015 - ECE/TIM/2014/9

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Biennial evaluation report for 2012 - 2013 of the Forestry and Timber subprogramme - ECE/TIM/2014/10

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Implementation of the UNDA and Fire projects - ECE/TIM/2014/11

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Rules of procedure for the Committee - ECE/TIM/2014/12

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Report of the ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management - ECE/TIM/EFC/WP.2/2014/2

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Outcome of the ToS on Forest Policy meeting in Cracow - ECE/TIM/INF.1

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Global and regional reporting on forest and sustainable forest management - ECE/TIM/2014/INF.2

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Contribution to the eleventh session of the United nations Forum on Forests (UNFF11) - ECE/TIM/2014/INF.3

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Questionnaire on Forest Ownership in the ECE region - ECE/TIM/2014/INF.4

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Policy issues for the next round of outlook studies - ECE/TIM/2014/INF.5

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Implementation of the Fire Project - ECE/TIM/2014/INF.6

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Presentations

Agenda item

Presentations

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Official opening

Opening Statement

Ivan Valentik, Deputy Minister on the behalf of Sergei Donskoy, Minister of Natural Resources and Head of the Federal Forest Agency


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Opening Statement

Ildar Khalikov, Prime Minister, Republic of Tatarstan on the behalf of Rustam Nurgalievich Minnikhanov, President of the Republic of Tatarstan

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Opening Statement

Andrey Vasilyev, UNECE Deputy Executive Secretary

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Strategic Directions of Forestry Development in the Russian Federation 

Ivan Valentik, Deputy Minister, Minister of Natural Resources and Head of the Federal Forest Agency

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Keynote Speech

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report: The Role of Forests

Renate Christ, Secretary of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

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Forest for Fashion

Forests for Fashion - Fashion for Forests

Paolo Naldini, Director of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy

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Using Wood is Good

Lorenz Wied, Head of Strategic Projects at Lenzing AG, Lenzing, Austria

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The Role of Forests in the post-2015 Agenda

Forests in Post-2015 Agenda

Christoph Dürr, Switzerland

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Progress in Integrating Forests in the SDGs and Implications for UNECE

Simon Milledge, Principal Researcher Forest Team, Natural Resources Group, IIED

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Message from the UNFF Secretariat

Barbara Tavora-Jainchill, United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

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International Arrangement on Forests beyond 2015

Maxim Lobovikov, International Consultant, United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)

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Market Discussion

Forest Products Markets in Europe

Jarno Seppälä, Head of Forest Industry Consulting and Bio-solutions at INDUFOR, Helsenki, FInland

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Forest Products Markets in Russia and CIS

Nikolai Ivanov, Vice President of the Union of Timber Manufacturers and Exporters of Russia 

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Forest Products Markets in North America

Bruce Glass, Forest Economist for The Campbell Global, LLC.

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Wood Energy developments overview in North America

Richard Vlosky, Director of the Louisiana Forest Products Development Center and Program Leader of the Forest Products Program at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, School of Renewable Natural Resources, Baton Rouge. 

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Follow-up to the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy

Turkish Forest Sector in the Context of Green Economy

Kenan Kilic, General Directorate of Forestry of Turkey 

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A Green Economy - A Starting Point for Rethinking our Strategies

Janusz Zaleski, Deputy Director General of the State Forests National Holding, Poland

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COFFI - Kazakh Green Economy Overview

Maxat Yelemessov, Kazakhstan

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Implementation of the Rovaniemi Action Plan in the Russian Federation

Alexander Panfilov, Deputy Head of the Federal Forestry Agency of the Russian Federation      

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Outcome of the First Meeting of the ECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Policy

Marta Gaworska, Advisor to the Director General of the State Forests National Holding, Poland

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Promoting Sustainable Building Materials and the Implications on the Use of Wood in Buildings: a Review of Leading Public Policies in the UNECE Region

Helen Goodland, Brentwood Consulting Partnership

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Towards Decent Green Jobs in the Forest Sector

Edgar Kastenholz, Secretary-General of the European Network of Forest Entrepreneurs (ENFE)

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Measuring and Communicating the Contribution of the Forest Sector to a Green Economy

Measuring and Communicating the Contribution of the Forest Sector to a Green Economy: Introduction 

Kit Prins, Forest Sector Consultant

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Green Economy and its Recent Developments on measurements and Indicators

Andrea Bassi, CEO of KnowlEdge Srl

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System of Environmental and Economic Accounting with Focus on the Forests

Alessandra Alfieri, United Nations Statistic Division

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Concept of the Cascade Use of Wood and the related Reporting

Florian Steierer, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section

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Forest Law Enforcement and Governance Program Approaches and Experience of Implementation in the Russian Federation 

Evgeny Kuzmichev, Senior Consultant of the FLEG-2 Program in Russia, World Bank
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Marina Smetanina, FLEG-2 Program Coordinator in Russia World Bank

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Developing Indicators on the Forest Sector's Contribution to the Green Economy

Kit Prins, Forest Sector Consultant

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Global and Regional Reporting on Forest and Sustainable Forest Management

Global and Regional Reporting on Forests and Sustainable Forest Management

Roman Michalak, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section

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Contribution to the 11th Session of UNFF

ECE/FAO Contribution to UNFF 11: Study on Progress Towards Global Objectives on Forests, and Challenges for the Region 

Kit Prins, Forest Sector Consultant

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Study on Forest Ownership in the UNECE Region

Study on Forest Ownership in the ECE Region

Roman Michalak, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section
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Diana Feliciano, COST Action FACESMAP

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Policy issues for the next round of outlook studies

Policy issues for the next round of outlook studies

Arnaud Brizay, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section

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Implementation of the UNDA Project and Fire Project

The UNDA Project

Yana Trofimova, UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section

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UNECE Forum on Cross-boundary Fire Management

Johann Goldammer, Germany

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Photos

Photos

Practical Information

Practical Information

Side events

Side events

Field Trip

Field trip


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