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Geneva The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section is launching the Joint Wood Energy Enquiry for the UNECE region for the reference year 2009. Wood energy statistics are often scattered among different entities and concealed within statistics on energy from renewables and waste. The Enquiry
Geneva Within the UNECE region, three countries alone—Russia, Canada and the United States— account for 35% of the world’s forest coverage. Together with the remaining countries in the region, this figure rises to 41%.  Since 1990, protected forests in the UNECE region have increased by
Geneva According to a new publication, if Europe is to achieve its renewable energy objective of 20% by 2020, it must step up the supply of wood from its sustainably managed forests.  In Europe, only 60% of the annual natural growth of the forests is currently being harvested. For a
European forests are central to climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as for the delivery of environmental services. This role of forests and its potential for further development needs to be fully recognized. This was one of the key messages of the FAO Assistant Director
Geneva Senior Forestry officials from the European region are meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, for the 35th Session of the European Forestry Commission (EFC).  Panelists and presenters will be providing expert insight into the key role of forests in a broad spectrum of areas. Participants will
Geneva “Regulations affecting the trade of timber products are evolving quickly, and this evolution should be closely monitored because of the impacts on the entire forest sector.” So concluded the workshop on “Emerging Trade Measures in Timber Markets”, organized by the United Nations