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Workshop on measuring the value of forests in a green economy

21 October 2016
Geneva Switzerland

SCOPE

Member States have agreed that forests are of essential importance in the transition to a green economy and to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, assigning a value to forests as natural capital and the environmental and social services provided by forests, which could help assess the role of forests in the transition, remains a major challenge. Over time a range of approaches to assess the value of natural capital and ecosystem services in general have been developed and those that are applicable to forests could be useful as a basis for measuring the implementation of activities of the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy.

AGENDA

The event featured:

  • Why it is important to carry out this work in the context of the transition to a green economy in the pan European region and the implementation of the Rovaniemi Action Plan as well as  the 2030 Agenda;

     

  • Overview of existing definitions related to the green economy;

     

  • Taking stock of internationally developed natural capital and ecosystem services valuation methodologies and assessment methodologies to measure progress in the transition to an inclusive green economy;

     

  • Examples of existing measurement methods at sectoral and national levels;

     

  • Discussion on synergies between green economy and forest sector assessment methodologies.

     

OBJECTIVE

The workshop was addressed to experts from the forest sector as well as economists working on green growth and green economy, who deal with questions related to natural capital and ecosystem services valuation. Speakers included specialists involved in those topics from governments and international organizations. Delegates were invited to contribute by highlighting green economy and forest sector assessment methods developed in their countries.

The outcomes of the discussion aimed to contribute to increase synergies between the valuation of environmental and social services provided by forests, as developed by the forest sector and the international work on valuing natural capital and ecosystem services and measuring green economy/green growth.

PROGRAMME

BACKGROUND PAPER

WORKSHOP REPORT

For more information about the event please contact the secretariat.

The pictures of the event can be found on the UNECE-FAO flickr account.

Presentations and Discussion / Презентации и дискуссии

Presentation / Презентация

Speaker / Докладчик

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Opening and Introduction to Green Economy Concepts
Открытие и введение в концепцию «зеленой» экономики

Introduction by the Moderator
Введение модератора

C. Durr
К. Дюрр

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Opening Remarks, UNECE
Вступительное слово, ЕЭК ООН

I. Higuero
И. Хигуеро

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Opening Remarks, FAO
Вступительное слово, ФАО

S. Aviles
С. Авилес

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Green Economy - Related Definitions and Concepts. Overview of Internationally Developed Green Economy Assessment Methods
«Зеленая» экономика – определения и концепции. Обзор методов оценки «зеленой» экономики, разработанных на международном уровне

D. Eaton
Д. Итон

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Q&A
Вопросы и ответы

   

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Green Economy Assessment Methods
Методы оценки «зеленой» экономики

UNEP Green Economy Progress Index
Индекс прогресса «зеленой» экономики ЮНЕП

F. Sheng
Ф. Шенг

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OECD Green Growth Indicators
Индикаторы «зеленого» роста ОЭСР

M. Rambali
М. Рамбали

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Q&A
Вопросы и ответы

   

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Natural Capital Assessment Methods
Методы оценки природного капитала

System of Environmental Economic Accounting
Система эколого-экономического учета

F. Tubiello
Ф. Тубиелло

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Forest National Accounts – Kyrgyzstan
Национальный учет лесов - Кыргызстан

J. P. Castaneda
Дж. П. Кастаньеда

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The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Экономика экосистем и биоразнообразия

S. Hussain
С. Хуссейн

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Q&A
Вопросы и ответы

   

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Moderated Discussion
Модерируемая дискуссия

Green Economy discussion
Дискуссия на тему «зеленой» экономики

B. Simmon (moderator)
Б. Симмон (модератор)

 

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Forest Sector Assessment Methods
Методы оценки лесного сектора

Overview of Assessment Systems & Criteria and Indicators Developed by the Forest Sector
Обзор систем оценки и критериев и индикаторов,  разработанных в лесном секторе

K. Prins
К. Принс

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Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management
Критерии и индикаторы для устойчивого лесопользования

L. Marusakova
Л. Марусакова

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Montreal Process on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management Temperate and Boreal Forests
Монреальский процесс: критерии и индикаторы для сохранения и устойчивого управления умеренных и бореальных лесов

G. Robertson
Г. Робертсон

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Q&A
Вопросы и ответы

   

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Moderated Discussion
Модерируемая дискуссия

Forest Sector Assessment Methods discussion
Дискуссия на тему методов оценки лесного сектора

I. Higuero (moderator)
И. Хигуеро (модератор)

 

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Conclusions and Closure of the Session
Заключение и завершение сессии

Workshop Recommendations
Рекомендации семинара

I. Higuero
И. Хигуеро

 

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