The meeting of the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Policy will be hosted by the Government of Poland in Krakow from Tuesday 16 September (starting at 9:00) to Thursday 18 September 2014 (field trip finishing at 13:00) with an ice-breaking session on Monday 15 September at 19:30.
The meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel Krakow, located in ul. Sławkowska 5/7, 31-014 Kraków, Poland. For more information, please visit: http://www.grand.pl/.
All participants are asked to register online using the following link:
NB: if you do not yet have an ECE registration account, you will have to create one. Should your e-mail address already exist in the UNECE contact database, your details will be automatically retrieved and you will have the possibility to update them.
Deadline for registration is 10 September 2014. Should you need visa support, please choose the option when registering by clicking the relevant box
The meeting will focus on the implementation of the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy at the national level. Engaging governments and national stakeholders is therefore crucial in taking action to make the best of the forest sector’s contribution to a Green Economy.
In this context, the meeting is expected review the activities of the Rovaniemi Action Plan that should be implemented at the national level. It will also discuss how countries and other national stakeholders can use these activities to formulate forest policies, develop sectoral action plans or integrate forestry measures in green economy strategies.
The provisional agenda is available here.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Opening of the session and welcome remarks
Establishment of the Team of Specialists and presentation of the Rovaniemi Action Plan and case studies
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Reporting from the working groups rapping-up and conclusions
When registering to the meeting online, participants will be asked if they wish to register for the different elements of the networking programme:
· 15 September 2014, 19:30: “ice-breaking” gathering (with drinks and finger food) at the Sky Bar Hotel Stary
· 16 September 2014: official dinner hosted by the Ministry of the Environment.
· 17 September 2014: tour of the Wawel Royal Castle.
· 18 September 2014: field trip to the Niepołomice Primeval Forest.
For more information, please download the information note for participants.
o At the Ministry of Environment, Department of Forestry and Nature Conservation
tel.: +48 22 36 92 345
o At the UNECE/FAO Secretariat
Mr. Arnaud Brizay, Secretary to the Team of Specialists
tel.: +41 22 917 28 70
Ms. Alicja Kacprzak
tel.: +41 22 917 13 75