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Forests Policy & Practice

Metsä2013 - Joint Session of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) European Forestry Commission

9-13 December 2013 | Rovaniemi, Finland

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Metsä2013The joint session of the UNECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission will take place from 9-13 December 2013 in Rovaniemi, Finland. The event is called Metsä2013, with “metsä” meaning forest in Finnish.

The meeting will address, among other things: an Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy; an Integrated Programme of Work for UNECE and FAO; and the outcome of the 10th session of the United Nations Forum on Forests and implications for the UNECE region. The main thematic discussions of the session will be organized around three roundtables: on market discussions, on the private sector and on measuring the green economy in forests.

A second European Forest Week will be organized during Metsä2013. The week will focus on the contribution of forests and forest products to a green economy, and will bring together a variety of stakeholders from forest and non-forest sectors.

IISD RS will produce daily web coverage and a summary report from this session. Kindly return to this site on Monday, 9 December 2013, for more information.
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Santa Claus enjoying a sunny day in Rovaniemi, his hometown (photo courtesy of the Government of Finland.)
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Session resources

*Session website and documents

*Session agenda

*Draft UNECE/FAO Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy

*Draft Integrated Programme of Work 2014-2017 for UNECE/FAO

*Side and parallel events


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Resumed Fourth Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for a Legally-Binding Agreement on Forests in Europe (INC-Forests4), 7-8 November 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of INC-Forests4, 10-14 June 2013, Warsaw, Poland

*IISD RS coverage of the Tenth Session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF10), 8-19 April 2013, Istanbul, Turkey

*IISD RS coverage of Resumed INC-Forest3, 3-5 April 2013, Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

*IISD RS coverage of INC-Forests3, 28 January - 1 February 2013, Antalya, Turkey

*IISD RS coverage of Twelfth Rights and Resources Initiative Dialogue on Forests, Governance and Climate Change, 5 November 2012, Washington, DC, United States of America

*IISD RS summary report of INC-Forests2, 3-7 September 2012, Bonn, Germany (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the FOREST EUROPE Ministerial Conference Oslo 2011, 29 14-16 June 2011, Oslo, Norway

*IISD RS coverage of the UNFF9, 24 January - 4 February 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS coverage of the Twentieth Session of the Committee on Forestry of the FAO, 4-8 October 2010, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

*IISD RS archive of forestry meetings and backgrounder

*Forests-L - A news and announcement list on forest policy issues

*Forests Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Adressing Forests Policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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