Kemer, Antalya, Turkey
ORMAN 2011: FORESTS IN A GREEN ECONOMY Joint meeting of the 36th Session of the FAO European Forestry Commission and the 69th Session of the UNECE Timber Committee.
At the kind invitation of the Government of Turkey, the meeting “Orman 2011: Forests in a Green Economy” took place in Antalya from 10 to 14 October 2011.
- The presentation of the winning Ph.D. ECE/FAO Thesis Award on Sustainable Forest Management;
- A key note speech on the green economy;
- Presentations on the State of Forests in the ECE region
- The launching of the European Forest Sector Outlook Study and information on other outlook studies being prepared in the ECE region;
- The presentation of the Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy and a related special segment on the Green Economy consisting of five roundtables to touch upon the following issues:
a. Sustainable consumption and production of forest products
b. Low carbon forest sector
c. Green jobs in the forest sector
d. Biodiversity, and valuation and payment for forest ecosystem services
e. Monitoring and governance in the forest sector.
- The presentation of the Forest Products Annual Market Review and related Market Discussions.
In addition to the above, the meeting reviewed the activities and the joint ECE/FAO programme of work on timber and forestry, discussed next steps for the 2013 Strategic Review of the programme, learned about recent developments at the international level in the region, about climate change activities relevant for forests in the region; and discussed a number of other matters in support of the good and effective functioning of the two bodies.
Documents related to the 69th session of the UNECE Timber Committee and 36th session of the FAO European Forestry Commission are presented below.
State of Europe’s Forests 2011 Report: Summary for Policy Makers
The Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy
Guidelines to Facilitate Interactive Discussions during the Special Segment on the Green Economy
Forest Products Annual Market Review: Executive Summary
Market Developments in 2011 and Prospects for 2012
UNECE and FAO in a Changing InternationalEnvironment: Briefing and Discussion of Recent Developments
Proposed Revision of the Terms of Reference for the Joint UNECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Economics and Statistics
Towards the 2013 Strategic Review of the Joint UNECE/FAO Programme of Work
Review of Activities and Joint Programme of Work
Add.1 – ECE Programme of Work 2012-13
Review of International Year of Forests Activities
Matters arising from the 64th session of the UNECE Commission
ECE Timber Committee: election of officers
Report on FAO Climate Change Activities since 35th session of European Forestry Commission
Preparation of a long-term strategy for the Forest Resource Assessment Programme
FAO Committee on Forestry Multi-year Programme of Work for the period 2012-2015
Report on the Review of the Mandate and Modus Operandi of the EFC Working Party on Management of Mountain Watersheds
Report of the Meeting
As this is a joint session of the UNECE Timber Committee and FAO European Forestry Commission, each official document will carry two symbols.
These documents are presented for informational purposes
List of Documents
Statement of Competence and Voting Rights Submitted by EC and its Member States
Decision on the servicing of the Intergovermental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe by ECE
Extra-budgetary servicing project on the servicing of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe by ECE
Chairman's Conclusions from the 43rd Meeting of the Executive Committee to the ECE
Strategic Framework for Forest Communication in Europe
For more information, please contact Paola Deda.
All presentations made at the meeting are available here.
Background information for the market discussions include the Forest Products Annual Market Review, national market statements submitted by countries and forecasts for production and trade (tables and graphs).
At the Timber Committee meeting an agreed Market Statement was developed and released.