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This study identifies key drivers of forest degradation and the potential for forest landscape restoration in 17 countries of Eastern and South-East Europe. It builds on assessments from national experts and the best available data to support countries in preparing restoration pledges in the run up to the Ministerial Roundtable on Forest Landscape Restoration in Eastern and South-East Europe,
This report summarizes the impacts that the COVID-19 pandemic had, during the first three quarters of 2020, on the forest sector of countries in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia), focusing on production, export, import, consumption, prices and employment of the main wood products: roundwood, sawnwood, woodbased panels, wooden furniture,
This publication is intended to assist stakeholders in the forestry sector to successfully navigate the transition to a forest sector that is fully engaged in the green economy. New and increasing opportunities for providing forest-based services and products, growing business and revenue as well as creating jobs arise from this transition. Application of the guidelines will assist in ensuring
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2019-2020 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end user - from roundwood and primary processed products to value-added, housing and wood energy. Statistics-based chapters analyse the markets for wood raw
This study provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of the forest sector workforce in the UNECE region. It analyzes working conditions and occupational safety and health as well as the economic and social contexts that have led to structural changes in the sector, to the extent possible, through statistical data available at the regional level. It links the statistics to wider
ECE/DP/80Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Georgia derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Georgia, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Georgia and major challenges the sector faces as well
ECE/DP/81Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Kazakhstan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Kazakhstan, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Kazakhstan and major challenges the sector faces
ECE/DP/82Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Kyrgyzstan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Kyrgyzstan, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Kyrgyzstan and major challenges the sector faces
ECE/DP/83Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Tajikistan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Tajikistan, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Tajikistan and major challenges the sector faces
ECE/DP/84Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Turkmenistan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Turkmenistan, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Turkmenistan and major challenges the sector
ECE/DP/85Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Uzbekistan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Uzbekistan, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Uzbekistan and major challenges the sector faces
ECE/DP/78Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Armenia derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Armenia, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Armenia and major challenges the sector faces as well
ECE/DP/79Overview of the State of Forests and Forest Management in Azerbaijan derives from the project on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia and presents the forest resources and the forest sector of Azerbaijan, including trends in, and pressures on forests. The overview describes policies and institutions of forest sector in Azerbaijan and major challenges the sector faces
Forest products conversion factors provides ratios of raw material input to the output of wood-based forest products for 37 countries of the world. Analysts, policymakers, forest practitioners and forest-based manufacturers often have a need for this information for understanding the drivers of efficiency, feasibility and economics of the sector. In addition, conversion factors are often
This study examines forest ownership in the UNECE region. Based on data on 35 countries, and the first to include all forest ownership categories, this study investigates the changing nature and patterns of forest ownership, the ways in which governance and social structures influence forest owners and users, as well as forest management. Within the limits of data availability and
This discussion paper includes a description of major transformation drivers of green jobs in the forest sector development, a mapping of (i) existing and emerging green jobs in the sector; (ii) skill requirements and; (iii) education needs for forest professionals in the UNECE region. Read more...
The Forest Products Annual Market Review 2018-2019 provides a comprehensive analysis of markets in the UNECE region and reports on the main market influences outside the UNECE region. It covers the range of products from the forest to the end-user: from roundwood and primary processed products to value-added and housing. Statistics-based chapters analyse the markets for wood raw materials,
Following the annual Market Discussions of the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (former Timber Committee), the Committee issues a statement which includes: overview of the forest products sector, developments in specific forest product market sectors, sawn softwood and sawn hardwood, wood-based panels, wood raw materials including wood energy, pulp and paper, certified forest
This publication is a mid-term review of actions that have been implemented and are in line with the Rovaniemi Action Plan (RAP). Stakeholders of the RAP provided input and the Joint Section also reviewed its own activities. This study also contains a general review of actions reported during 2017 and 2018, as well as information gathered through the previous voluntary updates on the status of
ECE/TIM/SP/47The study on the state of forests in the Caucasus and Central Asia aims to present the forest resources and the forest sector of the region, including trends in, and pressures on the resource, to describe the policies and institutions for the forest sector in the region and to list the major challenges the sector faces, and the policy responses in place or planned. The study is a