Information
  • Lead-organizer: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  • 13:00 - 14:30
  • Date: 22 Jun 2012
  • Room: P3-A

A roadmap for ECE Forests in a Green Economy

Organizing partners

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (lead)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Finland
the Netherlands
Russian Federation
Switzerland
Turkey
Serbia
Sweden
USA

Introduction

NEW TITLE: What is your priority action for the Forest Sector to show the way towards a Green Economy?



The ECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission have developed a draft Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy. The plan provides the basis for ECE member States to identify actions required at the national, regional and international levels for a transition towards a green economy.



The plan covers the following sectors:



1. Sustainable production and consumption of forest products

2. The low-carbon forest sector

3. Decent green jobs in the forest sector

4. Valuation of and payment for forest ecosystem services

5. Monitoring and governance of the forest sector.



A Road Map and related timeline for the development and implementation of actions identified in the plan should be further developed during the side event.

Detailed programme

Opening remarks:
13:00 - 13:05 Remarks of the Chairs: Heikki Granholm (Finland) and Bekir Kayacan (Turkey)
13:05 - 13:10 Sven Alkalaj, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
The Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy in the UNECE Region
13:10 - 13:15 Olman Serrano, Coordinator, Mountain Partnership Secretariat on behalf of Eduardo Rojas, Assistant Director General, FAO Forestry Department
Short report of the Rio event on ‘Forests: the heart of the green economy’ and roadmap and timeline for the Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy in the UNECE Region
13:15 - 13:25 Jari Koskinen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
The priority action(s) for the Finnish Forest Sector
13:25 - 13:35 Veysel Eroglu, Minister of Forestry and Water Affairs, Turkey
The priority action(s) for the Turkish Forest Sector
13:35 - 13:45 Magnus Kindbom, Vice Minister for Rural Affairs, Sweden
The priority action(s) for the Swedish Forest Sector

Feedback from the participants:
13:45 - 13:55 Facilitator
13:55 - 14:05 Participants prepare recommendations on the provided cards and collection of cards
14:05 - 14:20 Discussions on the presentations

· Questions of clarification
· Recommendations

Closing:
14:20 - 14:25 Recap of preliminary findings
14:25 - 14:30 Closing remarks by Jari Koskinen, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland, inviting participants to "Metsa 2013", the joint meeting of the UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission.

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