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Forêt2019 - joint Session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission

4 - 7 November 2019

Switzerland, Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XII

Forêt2019 - the joint 77th session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (COFFI) and the 40th session of the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC) will be held from 4 to 7 November 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland. In conjunction with Forêt2019, the 5th European Forest Week will be celebrated throughout Europe under the theme "Forests and the Circular Economy". 

Pictures of Forêt2019 and the 5th European Forest Week are available here.

Information

Doc No.Official Documents                                              ENFRRUES
1

Provisional Annotated Agenda

ECE/TIM/2019/1-FO:EFC/2019/1

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2

Report of the Joint Session 

ECE/TIM/2019/2-FO:EFC/2019/2

3

Forests and the Circular Economy 

ECE/TIM/2019/3-FO:EFC/2019/3

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4

Strategic Review of the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work 

ECE/TIM/2019/4-FO:EFC/2019/4

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5

Establishment and Renewal of the ECE/FAO Teams of Specialists 

ECE/TIM/2019/5-FO:EFC/2019/5

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6

Review of 2019 activities, and activities and publications planned for 2020 

ECE/TIM/2019/6-FO:EFC/2019/6

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7

Forest Ownership in the ECE Region (executive summary) 

ECE/TIM/2019/7-FO:EFC/2019/7

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8

Executive Summary of the ECE/FAO/Forest Europe Guidelines on the Promotion of Green Jobs in Forestry 

ECE/TIM/2019/8-FO:EFC/2019/8

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9

Draft Forest Products Market Statement 

ECE/TIM/2019/9-FO:EFC/2019/9

2019 country market statements

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10

Rules of Procedure for the Committee 

ECE/TIM/2019/10-FO:EFC/2019/10

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11

Trust Fund for the ECE Study on Long-Term European Timber Trends and Prospects

ECE/TIM/2019/11-FO:EFC/2019/11

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12

Draft Programme of Work of the Forestry and Timber Subprogramme for 2020

ECE/TIM/2019/12-FO:EFC/2019/12

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13

Matters related to the Legally Binding Agreement on Forests

ECE/TIM/2019/13-FO:EFC/2019/13

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14

Follow-up to the decisions of the 39th Session of the European Forestry Commission

ECE/TIM/2019/14/Rev.1-FO:EFC/2019/14/Rev.1

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15

Forestry Activities of the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

ECE/TIM/2019/15/Rev.2-FO:EFC/2019/15/Rev.2

ECE/TIM/2019/15/Rev.3-Fo:EFC/2019/15/Rev.3 (Spanish)

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16

Progress of Silva Mediterranea

ECE/TIM/2019/16-FO:EFC/2019/16

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17

Working Party on the Management of Mountain Watersheds report

ECE/TIM/2019/17-FO:EFC/2019/17

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18

Emerging invasive species risk to European and Central Asian forests

ECE/TIM/2019/18-FO:EFC/2019/18

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19

FAO's Work on biodiversity

ECE/TIM/2019/19-FO:EFC/2019/19

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20

Outcome of the global policy processes of relevance for the Regional Forestry Commissions

ECE/TIM/2019/20-FO:EFC/2019/20

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21

Implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests and Collaboration with the UN Forum on Forests

ECE/TIM/2019/21-FO:EFC/2019/21

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22

Preparations for the thirty-second Session of the Regional Conference for Europe, the twenty-fifth Session of the Committee on Forestry and the XV World Forestry Congress

ECE/TIM/2019/22-FO:EFC/2019/22

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23

The role of sustainable wood value chains in achieving the SDGs

ECE/TIM/2019/23-FO:EFC/2019/23

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Doc No.Information DocumentsEN
Inf.1

List of Documents 

ECE/TIM/2019/Inf.1-FO:EFC/2019/Inf.1

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Inf.2

Capacity-building in the Caucasus and Central Asia

ECE/TIM/2019/Inf.2-FO:EFC/2019/Inf.2

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Inf.3

Declaration of Competence and Voting Rights submitted by the European Union and its Member States

ECE/TIM/2019/Inf.3-FO:EFC/2019/Inf.3

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Inf.4

ECE/FAO/Forest Europe Guidelines on the Promotion of Green Jobs in Forestry

ECE/TIM/2019/Inf.4-FO:EFC/2019/Inf.4

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Referred DocumentsENFRRU

Reports of the forty-first session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management

ECE/TIM/EFC/WP.2/2019/2

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Economic Commission for Europe Biennial Report (28 April 2017-10 April 2019)

E/ECE/1488

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Please download the draft programme of Forêt2019 here.

Panel session on the role of forests in the circular economy (Monday 4 November) programme

Panel discussion on trends and developments in forest products markets programme.

On-line registration

Registration is now open via this link: https://uncdb.unece.org/app/ext/meeting-registration?id=IJrPng

Please register at your earliest convenience, and allow enough time for visa application and processing. If you do not have a registration account yet, you will need to create one. Should your e-mail address already exist in the UNECE contact database, your details will be automatically retrieved. 

Deadline for registration: 30 October 2019. 

Visa requirements:

Attention is drawn to the need for many participants to obtain a visa for entry into Switzerland. Participants requiring entry visas must obtain these from the Swiss Consulate or competent Diplomatic Mission in their country before leaving for Switzerland. Participants who need visas are strongly advised to apply as early as possible.

Information on the requirements for entry in Switzerland can be found here

Practical Information 

Find more practical information about your arrival here.

 

Side events and parallel meetings 

In parallel to Forêt2019, the 5th European Forest Week will be celebrated at the Palais des Nations in Geneva under the theme "Forests and the Circular Economy" with a range of side events and parallel meetings. 

Click here for the full programme of side events, parallel events and evening activities.

 

DateTimeEventLocation
4/1110:00-10:30Opening CeremonySalle des Pas Perdus
4/1113:15-14:45World Café on Forests for FashionRoom IV
5/1109:00-10:00What wood can do? Concrete solutions for sustainable circular bioeconomy (breakfast event)Salle des Pas Perdus
5/1113:15-14:45Financing for wood-based circular economy - World bank experiences in the Europe and Central Asia regionRoom XII
5/1113:45-14:45Green Forest Jobs in a Circular Economy: student perspectives on the future of workRoom IV
5/1113:45-14:45Meeting of the Team of Specialists on Sustainable Forest ProductsRoom XV
6/1113:15-14:45IBFRA Insight Process: Sustainable boreal forest management - challenges and opportunities for climate change mitigationRoom XII
6/1113:15-14:45Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World (SW4SW): Sustainable wood value chains contributions to advance the bioeconomy and speed up achievement of the SDGs and climate change objectivesRoom IV
7/1113:15-14:45Protective Functions of Forests in a Changing Climate: the European experienceRoom XII

 

 

Exhibition in the Salle des Pas Perdus

Explore an exciting exhibit of wood-based innovations and learn about the role of forests in a circular economy. The opening event will take place on Monday, 4 November at 10 a.m. and the exhibition can be accessed until 15 November.

Please follow the registration procedure for Forêt2019 in order to attend any of the side events or the exhibition. 

You will find key message of the European Forest Week and more information on how to organize an event in your country here

 

 

Presentations of Forêt2019

ItemPresentation titlePresenterDownload
2Moving towards a circular economy: EU policy framework and current challengesMr. Vasileios RizosPDF
2Forest and The Circular EconomyMs. Alicja KacprzakPDF
2Addressing Waste and Chemicals in the Circular Economy of ForestsMr. Carlos Martin-NovellaPDF
2Uusi puu - New WoodMs. Hanna KalliomaekiPDF
2Low impact harvesting in TurkeyMr. Ismail BelenPDF
2Business contribution to the Circular BioeconomyMr. Luis RochartrePDF
3bGlobal and Regional Forest Policy MattersMr. Ekrem YaziciPDF
3cProGreen - Global Partnership for Resilient and Sustainable LandscapesMs. Paola AgostiniPDF
3cECCA30Mr. Ekrem YaziciPDF
3cEstablishment and renewal of the ECE/FAO Teams of SpecialistsMr. Florian SteiererPDF
3cReport of the 41st session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and ManagementMr. Matthias DieterPDF
3cUNECE/FAO/Forest Europe Guidelines for the promotion of green jobs in ForestryMs. Alicja Kacprzak  PDF
3dOutcomes of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development and High-level Political Forum on Sustainable DevelopmentMs. Paola DedaPDF
3f

Short update on the Russian Pulp and Paper markets

Mr. Eduard AkimPDF
3fForest products developments in the Russian Federation Mr. Igor NovoselovPDF
3fMassive wood construction in Europe on the example of CLT: history & outlookMr. Richard SteindlPDF
3fTurning burning forests into renewable citiesMr. Russ VaagenPDF
4aMatters arising from the sixty-eight session of the Economic Commission for Europe (ECE)Ms. Paola DedaPDF
5bIntroducing the Work of the Forestry Unit at FAO-SEC for Turkey, Azerbaijan and Central AsiaMr. Peter PechacekPDF
5bForestry activities of the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central AsiaMs. Shiroma SathyapalaPDF
5cProgress of Silva MediterraneaMr. Chadi MohannaPDF
5dWorking Party on the Management of Mountain WatershedsMs. Yuka MakinoPDF
5eThe European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN), supporting EU policy on biodiversityMr. Eugenio GervasiniPDF
5eForest Invasive Species in the REU region - emerging threats and trendsMr. Ferenc LakatosPDF
5eNational forest health strategies - focus on invasive speciesMs. Liubov PoliakovaPDF
5eForest invasive species in Lebanon collaboration in Mediterranean countriesMr. Chadi MohannaPDF
5eReducing risk of invasive forest pests & diseasesUmit TurhanPDF
5fFAO's Work on BiodiversityMr. Jarkko KoskelaPDF
5gSustainable Wood for a Sustainable WorldMr. Peter CsokaPDF
5hGlobal Policy ProcessesMs. Mette  WilkiePDF
5iImplementation of the UN strategic plan for forests and collaboration with the UNFFMs. Mette WilkiePDF
5jPreparations for the 25th session of the Committee on Forestry and the XV World Forestry CongressMr. Peter CsokaPDF
5jFAO Governing and Statutory BodiesMr. Peter CsokaPDF


Side Events

Side Event Organiser PresentationPresenter Download
IBFRAWhy do boreal forest matter? IBFRA & the Insight ProcessMr. Florian KraxnerPDF
IBFRASustainable Boreal Forest ManagementMr. Peter HoegbergPDF
The World BankForestry and the Circular Economy. Experience of the Republic of BelarusMr. Valentin ShatravkoPDF
The World BankCircular Economy in Perspective of Fiber Flow between US and ChinaMs. Jiyoun Christina ChangPDF
The World BankBurundi Landscape Restoration and Resilience Project (P160613)Ms. Paola AgostiniPDF
The World BankThe World Bank Side Event FlyerPDF
Green JobsNext Generations Perspectives on the Future of Forest WorkPDF
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria/FAOProtective Functions of Forests in a Changing Climate: the European ExperienceMr. Johannes HanglerPDF
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria/FAOProtective Functions of Forests - a Scientific IntroductionMr. Christian ScheidlPDF
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria/FAOThe protective functions of forests in mountain watersheds in the context of a changing climatePDF
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria/FAOProtective Forests: Country Report AustriaMr. Ansgar FellendorfPDF
Federal Ministry Republic of Austria/FAO Country report: Protective Forests in NorwayMr. Harald AaldePDF