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Forestry and Timber

About Forestry and Timber

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 joint session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC) and the Third European Forest Week will be hosted by Switzerland and the alpine village of Engelberg, Switzerland from 2-6 November.  The theme of SILVA2015 is "The Value of Forests".  You can use this link to register for the European Forest Week events.

Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2014-2015

The Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2014-2015 is now available as an “advance electronic edition” (the final layout will be out in October). The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section has issued a press release highlighting some of the interesting points. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Florian Steierer.

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.