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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

High-level participants of the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in the Caucasus and Central Asia, 22 June 2018. Photograph: UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section.

2.5 million ha committed to the Bonn Challenge by the Caucasus and Central Asia

Over 2.5 million ha of forest landscape will be restored by countries in the Caucasus and Central Asia under the Bonn Challenge by 2030. The commitment was made by Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at the first Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge in the Caucasus and Central Asia, held on 21-22 June 2018 in Astana, Kazakhstan. 

The meeting also adopted the Astana Resolution, committing the region to go beyond 2.5 million ha, and strengthen partnerships and regional cooperation to this end.

[Press Release] [Meeting website]

Videos

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

European Forest Week Video ENG;
Polish version

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

Role of Forests in the ECE Region: Trends and Challenges in Achieving the Global Objectives on Forests