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National Wood Resource and Product Balances workshop

5 - 6 December 2017

Switzerland, Geneva, Palais des Nations, Salle VII

The National Wood Resource and Product Balances workshop was organized by the ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section with the support of the Team of Specialists on Forest Products Statistics and the Team of Specialists on Monitoring Sustainable Forest Management.

The target audience of the workshop were national correspondents, responsible for forest and forest products reporting.

The ultimate purpose of the workshop was to reduce inconsistencies in forest and forest products reporting by using forest and wood balances to analyze the consistency of available information on wood resources growth, use and processing, as well as sharing knowledge and best practices among the national correspondents. The workshop was focused on improving the quality of data and analysis in forest and forest products reporting by using National Wood Resource and Product Balances.

Objectives of the workshop  were:

  • to share knowledge and best practices to reduce inconsistencies in forest and forest products reporting
  • use the wood balance to highlight discrepancies between available wood and use of wood (comparing Forest Resources Assessment/Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire) and use this information to reduce inconsistencies
  • to analyze consistency between available information on wood resources growth, use and processing.

Wood resource and product balances are a way to check and improve the accuracy of the basic estimates of forestry and wood-fiber production, to increase the effective use of timber, review the policies and measures concerning increment, and control timber utilization on the basis of sustained yield.

During the workshop participants identified inconsistencies in forest and forest product reporting  and potential reasons for these, and  discussed possible solutions at the national level. Participants increased knowledge on use of tools such as Wood Fibre Balance and Forest Balance, which are useful for analysis of consistency between available information on wood resources growth, use and processing. Overall participants discussed ways to improve reporting at the national level. 

 

 

Presentations

Title PresenterFile
Item 1. AgendaECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section PDF
Item 2. OverviewECE/FAO Forestry and Timber SectionPDF
Item 3. Introduction to the wood fiber balanceMr. Alex McCusker, ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber SectionPDF
Item 4. Solid wood equivalent (SWE) as it relates to creating a wood balance  Mr. Matthew Fonseca, ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber SectionPDF
Item 5. Removals/Fellings ratio in UNECE region Mr. Roman Michalak, ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber SectionPDF
Item 6. Forest Balance in UNECE region Mr. Roman Michalak, ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber SectionPDF
Item 7. Concept of comparison between forest inventory data and wood consumption statistic. ITOC-dashboard.Prof. Udo Mantau, INFROPDF
Item 8. Trends in growing stock and wood increment dynamics in Russian forests

 

Prof. Andrey Filipchuk, Moiseev B.N., All-Russian Research Institute of Silviculture & Forest Mechanization (ARISFM/VNIILM)PDF

Background Information

Title AuthorFile
Item 1.1  Wood fiber balance tool (example)ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section excel
Item 1.2. Explanation of wood fiber balance ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber SectionPDF eng 

 

PDF rus 

 

Item 2.1 Forest balance tool (example)ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Sectionexcel
Item 2.2 Explanation of Forest Balance ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber SectionPDF eng 

 

PDF rus  

 

Item 3.1 ITOC modelProf. Udo Mantauexcel
Item 3.2 Dashboard for the ITOC-Model „ITOC calculation“Prof. Udo Mantaulink
Item 4. Comparative evaluation of statistical data on stocks of forest stands in the forests of the Russian Federation/ Сравнительная оценка статистических данных о запасах древостоев в лесах Российской Федерации(available only in Russian)Filipchuk A.N, Moiseev B.N., Ugov A.N./ Филипчук А. Н., Моисеев Б. Н., Югов А. Н. link

lease feel free to contact us if you have any questions: alex.mccusker@unece.org or roman.michalak@unece.org for substantive matters, or roksolana.shelest@unece.org for organizational matters  .