ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY COMMISSION

PACIFIC FORESTS AND FORESTRY TO 2020

SUBREGIONAL REPORT OF
THE SECOND ASIA-PACIFIC FORESTRY SECTOR OUTLOOK STUDY






RAP PUBLICATION 2011/01

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific





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Abstract

The second Asia-Pacific Forestry Sector Outlook Study is a forward-looking initiative, presenting a wealth of information on a range of possible futures for forestry - including some potentially harsh realities - and describing broad scenarios for how such future might unfold. This subregional report for the Pacific constitutes an important contribution to the overall initiative. Although an integral part of the wider Asia-Pacific region, the Pacific encompasses a range of geographic, ecological, socio-economic, cultural and ethnic differences that distinguish it as a significantly different entity to Asia, with its own distinct and unique challenges - including for forestry.

The report provides an invaluable compendium of information and analysis on the current forestry situation in the Pacific subregion and like future development. Working from a baseline assessment, key drives of change in forestry are identified and their future impacts assessed; potential future scenarios are also developed. The report culminates in a description of the likely situation in 2020 and identification of priorities and strategies to steer the sector towards more favourable outcomes. The report synthesizes observations and findings from Pacific country reports, numerous thematic studies and wide-ranging review of past and recent data and publications.