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The UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Sector Outlook was approved by the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the European Forestry Commission in Rovaniemi, Finland in December 2014.

The main objective of the team is to advise and support the joint ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section on the methodology, implementation and follow-up of outlook studies.


    1. Guidance on methods, analysis and conduct of forest sector outlook studies.

    2. Identification of scenarios based on: structural developments in the forest sector;long-term supply and demand of wood and other goods and services; as well as policy impacts and implications.


    1. Timeline for new outlook studies and identification of contributors and donors.

    2. Research in support of forest sector outlook studies and other relevant support to policy making.