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2 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Monitoring Forest Resources for SFM in the UNECE Region Developments: by Alexander V. Korotkov UNECE Timber Branch UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists

3 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Events and Processes Setting up the new ToS – AK/ KP Global FRA 2005 developments - MLW Former FRA ToS, September 2004 – AK/MK Joint Working Party, March 05 – AK/KP MCPFE reporting on SFM – AK/RM/ER/SG EU COST Action E 43 – ET/CV Future regional FRA- and C&I- related work

4 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Global FRA 2005 developments FRA 2005 implementation (Countries’ reporting; Network of National Correspondents …) Intensive communication, checking, validation, etc. Sub-regional workshops (Hungary, Poland) AG meeting, T&D meeting, January 2005, Rome Proposals for finalising FRA 2005 docs … Main Report is expected by end-2005 Item will be presented and moderated by Mrs. Mette Løyche Wilkie (FAO)

5 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 FRA current deadlines */ … " Getting numbers right is important… Not knowing the real size of issues might limit our ability to articulate what we need to do to tackle them ”… ____________________________________ */ FRA 2005 scope and timetable were reported to the different foras previously … FRA 2005 developments (cont.)

6 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 You are invited … - to take note of the current global and regional FRA and C&I-related work, organizational and methodological aspects of carrying out the global FRA 2005, and the regional UNECE/FAO contribution to the project; - What lessons to be learned from the on- going global FRA-2005 process ?…

7 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 You are invited … - in particular:… to comment/ discuss the lessons learned from the planning and timetable of the global FRA 2005, and modalities of its implementation; - to advise how more resources might be made available for the implementation of projects of such magnitude as FRA 2005.

8 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Former ToS on FRA Final meeting: Washington DC, September 04 Outcome: Contribution to FRA 2005 (overview) Analysis of MCPFE and Montreal processes Recommendation to the new ToS Partnership building (EU Forest Focus, ENFIN/ COST 43, EUROSTAT, EEA, …) MCPFE 2007/08 “Road Map” proposal Background for C&I reporting, etc …

9 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Former ToS on FRA (2) Follow-up work: FRA 2005 regional contribution (continues) Elaboration of MCPFE Report “Road map” Enquiry elaboration (item 4)… Terms and Definitions issues MCPFE – Montreal C&I: cont. coordination MCPFE Advisory Group setting up…

10 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 ToS lessons learned … What was right …? What was wrong …? What lessons are to be learned ?… from the previous ToS activities / experience … Prof. Michael Köhl views and opinion "fork in the road“ in contributing to FRA 2005 and Preparing for MCPFE 2007/ 2008

11 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 FRA and C&I for SFM Just to recall (pl., see MCPFE set) : Forest Resources and Global Carbon Cycle - 4 (5) Forest Ecosystem Health and Vitality - 4 (7) Productive Functions (wood and non-wood) - 5 (3) Biological Diversity in Forest Ecosystems - 9 (7) Protective Functions in Forest Management - 2 (2) Socio-economic functions and conditions - 11 (3) ****************** Total number of indicators : S=35 (27) + qualitative indicators (A and B) …

12 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 MCPFE 2007/08 Report on “State of Forests and Sustainable Forest Management in Europe” “Road Map” for the preparation of the MCPFE Report (TIM/EFC/WP.2/2005/4, Annex I) Recommendations of the Team of Specialists ( Report of the last meeting) Modalities decided by ELM (Warsaw, Oct. 04) Terms of Reference of the MCPFE Ad. Group Set of technical issues/ questions…

13 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 “Road Map” for the preparation of the MCPFE Report Background for the MCPFE C&I reporting - options ToR for the Enquiry elaboration Securing (earmarking) financial resources Input from the new UNECE/FAO ToS Setting up MCPFE Advisory Group Draft enquiry/ questionnaire

14 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Organisational aspects/ issues MoU between UNECE/FAO and LUW Formal plan (with budget) to GCC (PB) Support from the Team of Specialists (agenda) Involving relevant institutions into the preparatory/implementation process Best use of existing networks and expertise MCPFE AG: to facilitate…, ensure credibility ******** Dr. Roman Michalak (LUW) views & plans…

15 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Technical issues/ questions (1) The key question: scope and coverage of data collection …, incl. - all quantitative indicators from MCPFE 2003 Report (those not changed)… - some new indicators (which ones ?..) - improved quantitative indicators To define the data providers for the specific indicators not to be included into the questionnaire … Modalities of collaboration with partners…

16 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Technical issues/ questions (2) Reference periods for SFM reporting: - suggested: 1990, 2000, any other arguments ?… Changes (area, GS, ownership, etc) reporting format: - calculation from the above data, or - direct repoting of changes… Carbon stock data: directly from countries, or from the IPCC process ?…

17 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Technical issues/ questions (3) How to deal with the qualitative indicators….: Part A. Overall policy approaches (institutions/ instruments for SFM Part B. Policies, institutions and instruments by policy areas Coordination with the global level data specification (FRA 2005) – e.g. data on “naturalness”/ characteristics of forests…

18 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Terms of Reference of the ad hoc MCPFE Advisory Group Technical and scientific guidance in the elaboration of a comprehensive report “Improved Pan-European Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management” - basis Other relating SFM reporting processes/ projects should be duly considered Close cooperation with UNECE ToS … Ensure the best possible coherence with the work of other relevant processes/ institutions

19 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 MCPFE Advisory Group Working steps (inter alia) : General concept of the report and reporting format Scope and coverage of data to be collected Terms and definitions applied Engagement of experts for data analysis and processing First draft Report, pre-final draft Report Reporting to the MCPFE governing bodies on the implementation

20 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 EU COST Action E 43 Mr. Erkki Olavi Tomppo (Finland) and Mr. Claude Vidal (France) will inform the Team of Specialists on the latest developments within the EU COST Action E 43 (ENFIN)…

21 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 You are invited … - to comment on planning planning (and getting started) of the preparation for the countries’ reporting on C&I for SFM to the next Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe, to be held in Warsaw in the year 2007 (or 2008);

22 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 You are invited (cont.) - - to discuss, comment and suggest on modalities of work of the MCPFE Advisory Group for the preparation and implementation of the MCPFE C&I reporting; - - to put foreword any ideas concerning the resources / funding (via GCC/ LUW, or directly UNECE/FAO) ? …

23 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 You are invited (cont.) - - to discuss proposals (draft) for the elaboration of the questionnaire (enquiry) for countries’ reporting on SFM, including the issue of reconciling the (existing) current MCPFE and FRA 2005 classifications, terms and definitions; - - to consider the global FRA 2005 experience for the accomodation of its best features;

24 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 You are invited (cont.) - - to provide any ideas / recommendations with regard the time-table for preparation of the MCPFE reporting, and resources (financial) support availability for the preparation of the Report on “State of Sustainable Forest Management in Europe 2007/2008”; - - to comment on the organization and direction of future regional FRA-and C&I- related work in general, from ToS point of view.

25 The Inaugural Meeting of Team of Specialists Palais des Nations, Geneva, April 2005 Questions, Comments, Discussion


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