Joint Session of the Committee on Forests and the Forestry Industry of the Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the European Forestry Commission of the FAO

 

Held from 9-13 December 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland, under the name "Metsä 2013" which means Forest in Finnish, the session was organized in parallel with the second European Forest Week.

 

The session was a success marked by roundtables, presentations and plenary discussions, group work and a field visit which all elicited vibrant contributions from meeting attendees. The discussions centred on:

 

♦ the market, with exchanges  revolving around recent developments in forest products trends and trade in the ECE region;

 private sector involvement, with emphasis on prospects and challenges facing forest products industries ;

 assessing the contribution of the green economy to forests.

 

After five days of intense deliberations, participants adopted a draft Market statement and the meeting report.

 

For more information on the session proceedings and main resolutions, please view the documents provided at the following link: Here

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