The Forest Sector in the Green Economy

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The Forest Sector in the Green Economy sums up key elements and conclusions of the presentations and discussions that took place during the Policy Forum “The Forest Sector in the Green economy” held on 15 October 2009 during the UNECE Timber Committee’s annual session. This Geneva Timber and Forest Discussion Paper captures the essence of the debates with summaries and references from all available presentations.




Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations stated, “The commingled problems of climate change, economic growth and the environment suggest their own solution. Only sustainable development—a global embrace of green growth—offers the world, rich nations as well as poor, an enduring prospect of long-term social well-being and prosperity”. His words have inspired the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), as well as all United Nations agencies, to work toward this important goal.


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