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Data and Assessment


Data collection and reporting in the UNECE region consists of (a) collection, validation and dissemination of forest statistics on: resources, products, functions and services, progress toward sustainable forest management, policies, institutions, and the contribution of the forest sector to a green economy; (b) assessment of the state of forests, sustainability of forest management and forest products markets; and (c) contribution to international processes on sustainable forest management, including on the development and use of regional criteria and indicators and in the preparation of the report on the State of Europe’s Forests.

Key areas of work

In focus

42nd Session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management

The Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management is a subsidiary body of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC) and contributes to the implementation of the Integrated Programme of Work of those two bodies.

It does so by coordinating the Teams of Specialists and the activities of the Integrated Programme of Work as well as providing technical advice. It takes instructions from the COFFI and the EFC and meets annually to provide guidance on the implementation of all areas of the Integrated Programme of Work; supervise the work of Teams of Specialists and facilitate the exchange of information on their work; identify priorities for action and relevant emerging issues; transmit suggested priorities and specific recommendations to the COFFI and the EFC for consideration, and on the basis of a report from the secretariat, review and comment on the activities undertaken during the past year and the plans for the forthcoming year.

In addition to the review of the work accomplished, this year’s session of the Joint Working Party is planned to discuss the Strategic Review of the Integrated Programme of Work with a focus on the possible activities and areas covered by the Teams of Specialists in the next Integrated Programme of Work (2022-2025).

More information about the 42nd Session is available here.


The Three Little Pigs and Climate Change - the benefits of wood as a low-emission construction material

Wood Energy Efficiency: More Heat with Less Wood ENG/RUS; Albanian version; Georgian version;
Turkish version

Role of Forests in the ECE Region: Trends and Challenges in Achieving the Global Objectives on Forests