The Team of Specialists on “Monitoring sustainable forest management in the UNECE Region” was reconducted at the decision of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and FAO European Forestry Commission during the Joint Session held in Rovaniemi, Finland in December 2013. The main objective of the Team is to:
1. Strengthen the work on: (i) forest reporting, (ii) assessing the state of forests and sustainability of forest management and (iii) monitoring the role of the forest sector in the green economy in the ECE region;
2. Advise the joint ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section on the implementation of activities in Work Area 1 “Data, monitoring and assessment”, with regard to the collection, review, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information on forests and sustainable forest management (SFM) in the ECE region.