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Forestry and Timber


Timeline of the Forestry and Timber Section

The United Nations vision is of a world in which all types of forests and trees outside forests are sustainably managed, contribute to sustainable development and provide economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits for present and future generations (UNFF, Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030).

The joint ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section supports developing evidence-based policies for sustainable forest management and communicates about the many products and ecosystem services provided to society while assisting countries of the region to monitor and manage forests.

Key areas of work

In focus

'Building the Future with Forests' - come join us for COFFI2018 in Vancouver

COFFI2018 - the 76th session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry will be held in from 5  to 9 November 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. 

The meeting will focus on the transition towards a more sustainable society and a circular and bio-economy, based on the provision of forest products from sustainably managed forests. 

This year's session will bring experts, policy makers, business leaders as well as national delegates together through a variety of panel discussion concentrating primarily on the challenges and opportunities for wood and forest products markets, and on the role of forests in the circular and bio-economy. 

In order to enhance collaboration between relevant players in the region, the COFFI meeting will share its venue with two other wood-related conferences: the annual Wood Solutions Conference of WoodWorks!BC, on Tuesday 6 November, and the Passive House Canada Conference on 7 and 8 November. 

[Meeting Website] [Registration]