- 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 partnersUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe (lead)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IntroductionNEW 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 programmeOpening 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
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.