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41st Session of the Joint ECE/FAO Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management

27 - 29 March 2019

Room VIII, Geneva, Switzerland

The Working Party discussed activities undertaken by the Joint Section and provided guidance on future activities.

For more information contact Florian Steierer.

Download information documents and the agenda here in one file (3.5 MB).

Pictures of the meeting are available in this album.

Paper Cave exhibition

From 19 - 29 March, in the Salle des Pas Perdus of the Palais des Nations, the future of wood could be explored! Visitors could wander through a cave entirely made of cardboard, and discover innovative wood products inside. The Paper Cave exhibition showcased innovative wood-derived products of the future which  can help to address raw materials depletion, climate change, and plastic pollution. 

Documents for the meeting will be published as they are available.

Doc No.

Official Documents




1Annotated Provisional Agenda
2Report of the Session
Report from the 76th session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

Doc No.

Information Documents
all information documents in one file with agenda (3.5MB)


1Discussion on boreal forests

2Green jobs in the forest sector
Titles and symbols of these draft documents may change
- Key findings: Forest sector workforce in the UNECE region: overview of social and economic trends with impact on the forest sector
- Green jobs trends’ and their implications for the forest sector in achieving the objectives of the Rovaniemi Action Plan
- Policy Brief: Green jobs trends’ and their implications for the forest sector in achieving the objectives of the Rovaniemi Action Plan (forthcoming)
-  Draft Guidelines on the promotion of green jobs in forestry (forthcoming)




3Discussion on forest sector outlook
- ECE/FAO Forest Sector Outlook Study III: Selected Scenarios and Preliminary Results

Discussion on electronic means for sharing forest-relevant information -
Austria - Climate-smart forests initiative
Canada - State of Canada's Forests report
Finland - eServices for forest owners and service providers
France - applications: Keys to the Forest and Guide for  Communal Forest Managers (in French)
Poland - The web portal of the Forest Data Bank (in English) - www.bdl.lasy.gov.pl/portal/en and the mobile application
Guidance on Work Areas

Work Area 1: Data, monitoring, reporting and assessment

Team of Sepcialists on Monitoring Sustainable Forest Management- Report to the Working Party

5Work Area 2: Policy dialogue and advice
6Work Area 3: Communication and outreach
ECE/TIM/EFC/WP.2/2019/Inf.6 (updated 4/3/19)
7Work Area 4: Capacity-building
8List of Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work activities for 2020
Compilation of key questionsPDF

Practical information on meetings at the Palais des Nations

Background information

ItemPresentation TitlePresenter PDF
2Outcomes of the 76th COFFI sessionP. DedaPDF
3Forest Europe Expert Level MeetingsM. VancoPDF

Why do Boreal Forests Matter (IBFRA)
F. KraxnerPDF
4Circumboreal CooperationP. BlombackPDF
5Green Jobs- ILO perspectiveW. KatajamäkiPDF
5Employment in the forest sectorN. BorzykowskiPDF
5Trends in Green Jobs in the Forest SectorK. FernholzPDF
5Green Jobs in the Forest Sector - report and outlookA. BernasconiPDF
5Forest Europe - Green jobs activitiesM. VancoPDF
5Guidelines on Green Jobs in the Forest SectorP. PoschenPDF
5Green Jobs in the Forest Sector - update by the SecretariatA. KacprzakPDF
5Results of group workA. KacprzakPDF
5Proposal by SwedenG. JansenPDF
8aWork Area 1 - Forest Resources AssessmentR. MichalakPDF
8aToS SFM Monitoring - reportA. LanzPDF
8aForest Products StatisticsA. McCuskerPDF
8a ToS on Forest Products Statistics - reportG. LouroPDF
8aWood EnergyF. Steierer and S. GlasenappPDF
6Forest Sector Outlook StudyL. Fain and J. PrestemonPDF
8aForest Products Markets and Marketing- ToS on Sustainable Forest ProductsM. Fonseca and E. O'DricollPDF
8bWork Area 2 - Policy Dialogue and AdviceE. YaziciPDF
8bReport of the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the ECE RegionM. LinnPDF
8bDecade on Ecosystem RestorationP. CsokaPDF
8bActivities Forest Landscape RestorationT. LoefflerPDF
8b30x30 initiative - World BankP. AgostiniPDF
8bToS on Forest PolicyT. KrejzarPDF
8cWork Area 3 - Communication and OutreachT. Loeffler and L. MeierPDF
8cFAO LoG IDF activityW. KhimPDF
8cCPF activities, FAO IDF activitiesP. CsokaPDF
8cToS on Forest Communication - FCNM. WolickaPDF
8dWork Area 4 - Capacity BuildingR. Michalak and T. LoefflerPDF
9Activities of the Committee on Environmental PolicyZ. LomtadzePDF
9Water-food-energy-ecoystem nexusL. De StrasserPDF
9The Group of Experts on Renewable EnergyG. SambuciniPDF
9Promoting energy efficiency standards in buildingsT. BassettiPDF
9StatisticsM. NagyPDF