Global Forest Resources Assessments

Expert Consultation Towards FRA 2020


FRA Expert Consultations have been organized, with the support of the Government of Finland, for 30 years at regular intervals to receive technical guidance and support on the scope and standards of the global assessment to ensure consistent and accurate reporting across countries, organizations and processes.

The seventh Expert Consultation on FRA took place in Joensuu, Finland, from 12-16.6.2017. Around 70 experts from over 25 countries, international organizations, processes, academia and non-governmental organizations met in Joensuu to provide recommendations on the next global assessment, FRA 2020.

The event was financed by the European Commission, FAO, the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, and is organized in collaboration with the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE). The report of the Expert Consultation is available at:

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