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UNECE/FAO Regional Forest Information Week

21 - 25 March 2011

How successful is Sustainable Forest Management in the UNECE Region? 

State of forests and forest management in the UNECE region in the context of current needs and challenges

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Presentations

Opening of the Regional Forest Information Week

09.00

10.00

Opening of the week, celebration of World Forest Day, ceremony of tree planting

pictures of ceremony

Opening of the Seminar

(Chairperson: Linda Langner, USA)

1

10.00

10.10

Opening of the Seminar - welcome addresses

PDF

Session 1. A picture of the present and the past: overview of twenty years of SFM

(Chairpersons: Simon Gillam, UK and Pat Miles, USA)

2

10.10

10.15

Introduction to the Session.

State of forests and forest management in the UNECE region, based on regional and global reporting

PDF

10.15

10.35

1. Extent of forest resources, Claude Vidal

PDF

10.35

10.55

2. Forest health and vitality, Jesús San-Miguel-Ayanz

PDF

10.55

11.15

3. Productive functions of forest resources, Marco Marchetti and Annemarie Bastrup Birk

PDF

 

 

 

11.15

 

 

 

11.35

 

4. Forest biological diversity, Jari Parviainen 

PDF

11.35

11.50

Coffee break

11.50

 

12.10

 

5. Socio-Economic Functions, Simon Gillam

PDF

12.10

12.30

General discussions (Q&A after each presentation)

Session 2. Wood resources - status, trends and challenges

(Chairperson: Mette Loyche Wilkie, FAO)

3

12.30

12.35

Introduction to the session. Status and trends of wood resources and production. Presentations will evaluate the results of forest management in the past 20 years and the implications for future management plan. 

3

12.35

13.00

1. Presentation of the status, trends, plans and forecasts for wood resources management in the United States of America, Linda Langner, Jeff Prestemon, USA

PDF

13.00

15.00

Lunch Break

3

15-00

15.20

2. Presentation of the status, trends and plans for wood resources management from the Russian Federation, Andrey Filipchuk

PDF

15.20

15.30

3. Presentation of the results of EUWOOD project to assess the “real potential for change” in EU wood supply, Kit Prins

PDF

15.30

15.40

4. Presentation of the work on wood availability of COST ACTION on improving data and information on potential wood supply, Annemarie Bastrup Birk

PDF

15.40

16.00

The floor will be opened for discussion covering availability and quality of current data and information systems

Session 3. Criteria and Indicators - How useful are they for SFM assessment?

(Chairperson: Aljoscha Requardt, EFI)

4

16.00

16.05

Introduction to the session. Lessons learned from the implementation at the global and regional levels to be followed by a panel discussion on how to further develop this concept for future application:

1. Lessons learnt and information on plans for:

16.05

 

 

16.20

 

 

a. Global FRA, FAO FRA Team, Mette Loyche Wilkie, FAO  

 

PDF

16.20

16.35

c. Forest Europe C&I, Stein Tomter, Forest Europe

PDF

2. Usefulness of C&I from the perspective of experts external to the process

 

 

 

16.35

17.00

a. Peter Duinker, Dalhousie University, Canada

PDF

17.00

17.15

b. Thorsten Arndt, PEFC, Geneva

 

PDF

17.15

17.30

c. Kit Prins, international forestry expert

PDF

17.30

18.00

Panel discussion with participation of the audience to discuss the usefulness of the C&I and their future

 

18.00 - Closing of the Seminar

The Seminar will be followed by a reception hosted by Finland

Background information

Reference documents

Background paper to the Seminar

FRA 2010 Key Findings

PDF

FRA 2010 Report

PDF

FRA 2010 Global Tables

xls

State of the World Forest 2011 - Regional Analysis

PDF

State of Europe's Forests 2007

PD

COST FP1001

PDF

EUWood,

'Real potential for changes in growth

and use of EU forests'

PDF

Related websites

  • Global Resources Assessment 2010
  • SoEF 2007 interactive database
  • EU Joint Research Centre Ispra
  • ICP Forests
  • COST Action FP1001
  • EUWood
  • Montréal Process