The present Team of Specialists on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector was established by the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC) at their Joint Session Metsä2013 held in Finland, in December 2013. There the UNECE Committee and the FAO Commission have jointly adopted the Integrated Programme of Work for 2014-2017 (IPoW), which opened a new cycle of work and included guidelines for Teams of Specialists (ToS) on how to support the implementation of IPoW.
Team of Specialists on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector
The main objective of the work of ToS on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector is toadvice and support the secretariat on the implementation of the ECE/FAO Integrated Programme on issues -related to employmentin the forest sector such as: jobs, needed competencies, education and training for the forest sector in the context of a green economy.
The procedures, the role and responsibilities of the Team of Specialist , of team leaders, members as well as of the secretariat are clarified in the Guidelines and Terms of Reference (ToR), attached here:
Terms of Reference PDF
The ToS on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector as other Teams of Specialists report annually to the Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management.
For more information, please contact the ToS secretary.
- Meeting of the ToS on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector (Joint ILO/ECE/FAO Experts Netwerk) 18 May 2016, Geneva, Switzerland
- Meeting of the ToS on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector (Joint ILO/ECE/FAO Experts Network) 8-9 September 2015, La Bastide, France
- Meeting of the ToS on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector (Joint ILO/ECE/FAO Expert Network) 13-14 October 2014, Bern, Switzerland
- Meeting of the ToS on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector (Jont ILO/ECE/FAO Expert Network) 16 June 2014, Geneva, Switzerland
Examples of Outputs
- Edgar Kastenholz: How to assess if jobs in Europe´s forests are decent and green (2014)
- Impact of Climate Change on Forest Work: Conclusions and Recommendations - Workshop held on 11 November 2013, Geneva
- Professions and Training in Forestry: Summary of the Results of an Inquiry in Europe and North America (2012)
- Main Trends in Forestry Education in Europe: 2010 - 2014
- The Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Committee: Fifty Years of International Cooperation in Forestry - The evolution and achievements of the Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Committee on Forest Technology, Management and Training from 1954 to 2004