We work with countries of our region as well as forest stakeholders—from forest owners, to businesses, to environmental NGOs—to address challenges related to sustainable forest management. We do this through organizing meetings to agree upon action to be taken, gathering of experts on specific challenges, events to raise awareness on specific forest-related issues, and by compiling and analysing data and sharing this knowledge through publications and other communication material.
The 74th session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 18 to 20 October 2016.
The Committee will review and guide activities in data collection, analysis, policy support, capacity building and communication. In addition, the meeting has a focus on commercial aspects of the forest based industries. Half a day will be dedicated to market discussions these industries. Additional themes are forest ownership and green jobs in the region.
On 21 October 2016, a one-day workshop, Measuring the Value of Forests in a Green Economy, will be held by the ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section in Geneva, Switzerland. It will address the question of evaluating the role of the forest sector in a green economy. The workshop will be linked to the implementation of the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy.
The consistency of the present forest sector valuation systems with approaches developed by other sectors in the context of green economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will be analysed.
Forests in the ECE Region
The UNECE and FAO study is the contribution of the ECE Region to the Eleventh Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests. Using the best available data, it examines progress of the forest sector in the ECE Region towards the achievement of the four Global Objectives on Forests, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. On the basis of this assessment as well as the forest sector outlooks and policy commitments by ECE member States, thirteen major challenges for the forest sector in the region are identified and analysed. The study provides policy recommendations for consideration in the discussions by UNFF.
The final report, source data and other related materials can be found here.
Trends and Challenges in Achieving the Global Objectives on Forests. This UNECE/FAO study is the contribution of the ECE Region to the Eleventh Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests.
UNDA Project on Sustainable Forest Management for Greener Economies in the Caucasus and Central Asia
Устойчивое управление лесами для «зеленой» экономики на Кавказе и в Центральной Азии
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