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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers

The objective of the Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers is to make available to a wider audience work carried out, usually by national experts, in the course of UNECE/FAO activities.

MEASUR VALU FOREST GREEN ECON

Measuring the Value of Forests in a Green Economy

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
24 May 2019
This paper presents green economy related definitions and concepts, and internationally developed assessment methods, notably natural capital accounting approaches, and in this way explore aligning forest sector approaches to those being used in wider contexts. It also proposes preliminary sugges...
GREEN JOBS THE FOREST SECTOR

Green Jobs in the Forest Sector

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
17 May 2019
The study Green Jobs in the Forest Sector provides an overview of existing Green Forest Jobs and identifies possible areas for future activities and jobs in the forest sector, and may serve as starting point for further analysis and discussion on the future of Green Forest Jobs. It offers a frame...
ECE COMM ON FORESTS & FOREST IND

ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and FAO European Forestry Commission

70 Years Working Together in the Service of Forests and People

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
22 Feb 2018
The ECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission emerged from the International Timber Conference held in 1947 as the key elements of the United Nations tasked with working on matters related to the forest sector in Europe. During their first 70 years of joint activity, the Commi...
PILOT PROJECT SEMAFOR

Pilot Project on the System for the Evaluation of the Management of Forests (SEMAFOR)

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
18 Apr 2017
The study presents the results of the SEMAFOR (System for the Evaluation of the MAnagement of FORests) pilot study, which tested the method through voluntary assessment of the sustainability of forest management in European countries, on the basis of the Pan-European set of criteria and indicator...
FORECAST OF COMMITTEE ON FORESTS

Forecast of the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry

Forest Products Production and Trade 2014-2016

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
21 Apr 2016
Following the annual Market Discussions of Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry (former Timber Committee) about the current and next year's forest products markets, the Committee issues a statement which includes: overview of the forest products sector, developments in specific forest pro...
FOREST SECTOR IN THE GREEN ECONOMY

The Forest Sector in the Green Economy

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
12 Aug 2010
The Forest Sector in the Green Economy sums up key elements and conclusions of the presentations and discussions that took place during the Policy Forum “The Forest Sector in the Green economy” held on 15 October 2009 during the UNECE Timber Committee’s annual session. This Geneva Timber and Fore...
IMPORTANCE CHINA FOREST PROD UNECE

The Importance of China's Forest Products Markets to the UNECE Region

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
16 Jul 2010
This publication provides insights of China’s forest products markets and its importance to the UNECE region. China’s forest sector has been developing rapidly in the past decade. It is now the largest manufacturer of forest products in the world. China is an important trading partner for the UNE...
EMPLOYMENT TRENDS & PROSPECTS IN

Employment Trends and Prospects in the European Forest Sector

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
6 Jun 2003
The focus of this paper is an analysis of past, and current day, trends of productivity and labour resources in the European forest sector. The paper provides information about wages, safety and health of working places, as well as training and skills of workers. Based on these trends, the paper ...
FORESTRY COOPERATION WITH CTRIES

Forestry Cooperation with Countries in Transition

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
6 Jun 2003
This discussion paper provides information on the list of projects being undertaken by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the Food and Agricultural Organization (UNECE/FAO), including their patterns of assistance. The projects were implemented under resolution H3, which calls f...
FOREST CERTIFICATION UPDATE FOR

Forest Certification Update for the UNECE Region, Summer 2002

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
10 Jan 2003
The area of certified forests in the world has grown considerably over the last year, reaching about 124 million hectares by mid-2002, of which 90% is in the Untied Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) region, composed of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Europe and North America....
STRUCTURAL COMPOSITIONAL FUNCTION

Structural, Compositional and Functional Aspects of Forest Biodiversity in Europe

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Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
8 Feb 2002
The forestry world is being flooded by biodiversity information related to different disciplines, geographical areas, scales of observation, organisms and, not the least, to different interests of various stakeholders. This publication aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the forest biodiv...
FOREST CERTIFICATION UPDATE FOR

Forest Certification Update for the ECE Region

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
11 Jan 2002
This publication is the fourth in the series of Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers, which present developments in certification of sustainable forest management in the UNECE region of Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Its objective is to make the work carr...
EUROPEAN FOREST & TIMBER SCENAR

European Forests and Timber

Scenarios Into the 21st Century - Consumption, Production, Trade, Recycling and Energy

Series:
Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Papers
21 Mar 1997