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List of Press Releases - 2017-6

Warsaw Programme adopted for sustainable management of forests in the UNECE region (13 October 2017)

Countries from the UNECE region gathered in Warsaw this week to ensure that their forests are sustainably managed and used for the well-being of all. They agreed that sustainably managed forests and long lasting, sustainably sourced wood products can make important contributions to climate ...
UN says that growing more forest and the use of long-lasting forest products are currently the most effective forms of carbon capture (12 October 2017)

Forest products markets are doing well, with improvements forecasted to continue into next year although barriers to cross-border trade are an ongoing concern for the forest products industry, according to the market statement at Las2017, the Joint Session of the Committee of Forests and the Forest ...
Use of forest products on the rise as consumers view wood as “greener” choice (02 October 2017)

The consumption of forest products continues to increase across the UNECE region, driven by the use of wood as a “greener choice” in building and energy use, and supported by favourable economic growth. However, trade restrictions are a growing challenge for the sector. These are the key ...
Certification at the centre of debates as UNECE and FAO celebrate 70 years of cooperation on forests (06 September 2017)

Eighty-five per cent of the world’s forests certified as sustainably managed are located within the 56 countries of the UNECE region, which includes Europe, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the United States and Canada. Today, this region contains 42 per cent of the world’s forests ...
Diversification, new technologies to lead the way to green jobs in forest sector (27 June 2017)

The future of “green jobs” in the forest sector is the focus of an international workshop opening today in Bratislava, Slovak Republic. Nearly 70 participants from 18 European countries – representing the UN system, the European Commission, government Ministries and organizations, ...
Women can climb trees too! (07 March 2017)

Traditionally forestry and forest-related jobs have always been in the domain of men. This is no longer the case. Women have been entering the work force for some time carrying out what is typically known as “a man’s job” and the share of women working in the forest and owning forests is ...