What is the Team of Specialists on Green Jobs in the Forest Sector?
FAO, ECE and ILO have been cooperating for 50 years through the Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Committee on Forest Management, Technology and Training which was discontinued in 2004...
What is a green job in the forest sector?
A green forest job is involved in the manufacture of forest products and/ or in the performance of forest services, complies with the principles of Sustainable Forest Management and contributes to the green economy.
Decisive challenges with impact on green jobs in the forest sector
Decisive challenges for the near future with crucial impacts on Green Forest Jobs will be:
-Climate change and adaptation strategies.
-Society and the forest in a changing world (e.g. health aspects, recreation, ecotherapy, and other non-timber benefits NTBs).
-Forest energy production, bioethanol from forest residues, CO2 and sustainable consumption, mycoforestry.
November 2015, 4th – European Forest Week, Engelberg (Switzerland): Presenting first results (Keynote) and exploring experiences (Workshop) during the 72nd joint session of the ECE Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the FAO European Forestry Commission.
11th november 2013 - Impact of climate change on forest work
The ECE/FAO/ILO Joint Expert Network to implement Sustainable Forest Management is organizing a workshop on the impact of climate change on forestry work. This workshop is scheduled to take place in Geneva on 11 November with a field trip on 12 November 2013.
More about the workshop...
August 2016 - Seminar on Future Green Forest Jobs with e.g. contributions of young people in conjunction with a Workshop on Mycoforestry and Green Forest Jobs.
The Steering Committee includes a chairman, three vice-chairmen and the Chief, ECE/FAO Timber Branch. Leaders of teams of specialists and organisers of seminars and workshops may also participate. The Chairman of the Network participates in meetings of the Bureaux of the TC and EFC and represents the Network at sessions of the parent bodies.
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