This "Exchange of Experiences in Forest Sector Outlook Studies (FSOS) and Related Work" was part of a three-day event, the DIABOLO Project Final Conference:
|The National Forest Inventories towards 2020 in the Context of the DIABOLO Project|
|DIABOLO – Distributed, Integrated and Harmonised Forest Information for Bioeconomy Outlooks|
|UNECE Forest Sector Outlook Day
(Exchange of Experiences in FSOS and Related Work)
For registration see the information below
Download the programme here, for the UNECE FSOS Day please see further details below.
NOTE: The UNECE Forest Sector Outlook Day was followed by a meeting of the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialist on Forest Sector Outlook on 15 January. For more information on the ToS meeting please click here.
Below you find further information on the UNECE FSOS Day (for further information on the other two days please visit the Diabolo webpage)
The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section analyses structural developments in the forest sector and produces studies on the long-term outlook for supply and demand for wood as well as other forest goods and services. These studies support policy and decision makers and analysts in Government, the civil society and the private sector. The key publications in this field of work are the Forest Sector Outlook Studies (FSOS), a series that started in 1952 with the European Timber Trend Studies. More recent publications are the European Forest Sector Outlook Study II, 2010-2030 (EFSOS II, published in 2011) and the North American Forest Sector Outlook Study (published in 2012). All these studies map out possible or likely future developments, based on past trends. A reference scenario and different policy scenarios provide a contribution to evidence-based policy formulation and decision-making.
At the beginning of 2019, the next round of the FSOS was getting closer to the final publication. After a series of meetings in 2018 (which can be accessed here), modelling of FSOS scenarios was well under way. The meeting in Koli, Finland, allowed a wider audience to learn about the modelling results and provide their feedback. In addition, the event served as an exchange of current knowledge and experiences by other actors in forest sector outlook related work. Participants learned about national modelling efforts as well as international research. In addition, participants discussed future needs and possibilities for capacity building.
- Team of Specialists Forest Sector Outlook
- Forest resource experts
- Academia and research
- ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section
- Relevant international and non-governmental organizations
- Other forestry and forest products' experts
IV. Expected result
- Feedback by participants on the scenario modelling results for the next FSOS
- Increased knowledge of participants on modelling work undertaken by various countries as well as research conducted by international organizations and academic institutions
- Ideas for future activities for capacity building
Please find the concept note and the agenda of the meeting here.
Registration is closed.
VII. Meeting venue
The event was held in the heart of Koli National Park, in eastern Finland.
VIII. Background information
Previous outlook studies:
Previous meetings in 2018:
XI. Workshop documents
|Concept Note and agenda|
|Background paper: ECE/FAO Forest Sector Outlook Study III: Selected Scenarios and Preliminary Results|
|Finland: Forest sector outlook work and forest policy||Ms Marja Kokkonen|
|German scenario case studies on changing wood supply and bio-economy pathways||Dr. Holger Weimar|
|Possibilities of EFDM in national wood supply modelling||Prof. Tuula Packalen|
|GLOBIOM and applications for outlooks studies||Dr. Nicklas Forsell|
|Climate Smart Forestry, BioMonitor and other
outlook activities at EFI
|Dr. Hans Verkerk|
|The JRC Biomass Assessment Study & Forest-based sector outlook related work||Dr. Ragnar Jonsson|
|FORest MAnagement Scenarios for Adaptation and Mitigation (FORMASAM)||Dr. Mart-Jan Schelhaas|
|Background presentation to the next UNECE/FAO Forest Sector Outlook Study (FSOS)||Ms. Birgit Lia Fain|
|UNECE Forest Sector Outlook Study III: Selected scenarios & preliminary results||Dr. Prakash Nepal|