Measuring the value of forests in a green economy

On 21 October 2016, the ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section will organise a one-day workshop on Measuring the value of forests in a green economy.

The objective of the workshop is to analyse the complementarity of present forest sector valuation systems with approaches developed by other sectors in the context of the green economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as take stock of existing approaches for measuring the value of natural capital and the forest sector’s contribution to a green economy. It will also examine how the forest sector is taken into account in these methodologies and their compatibility with assessment systems using criteria and indicators developed by the forest sector.

The event will feature:

Why it is important to carry out this work in the context of the transition to a green economy in the pan European region and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda;

An overview of existing definitions related to the green economy;

Taking stock of internationally developed natural capital and ecosystem services valuation methodologies and assessment methodologies to measure progress in the transition to an inclusive green economy;

Examples of existing measurement methods at sectoral and national levels;

Discussion on synergies between green economy and forest sector assessment methodologies.

The event is linked to the implementation of the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy.

It will take place in the Palais des Nations, Room V, from 9:30 to 17:30 on Friday, 21 October 2016.

More information about the event can be found on the UNECE/FAO website.

UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section

Official website

21/10/2016 - 21/10/2016

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