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Forestry and Timber

Introduction

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

Learn to Love Forests!

Did you know that earth has more than 60,000 known tree species? Or that more than 25% of the medicines we use originate in rainforest plants? Or that one third of our biggest cities, including New York, Bogota, Tokyo and Barcelona, get a significant proportion of their high-quality drinking water from protected forests? There is so much to learn about forests and their benefits to society.

This year's celebration of the International Day of Forests focused on Forests and Education and saw a range of activities organized by the Joint ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section. Find out more here

Videos

The Three Little Pigs and Climate Change - the benefits of wood as a low-emission construction material; Polish version

Made in Forests - Michelle Yeoh tells a short story on sustainable fashion

Wood Energy Efficiency: More Heat with Less Wood ENG/RUS; Albanian version; Georgian version;
Turkish version