Regional level

Criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management became an important issue in many countries around the globe. At present, approximately 150 countries are taking part in one or more of the nine on-going international criteria and indicators processes.

While each of these processes differs in specific content or structure, all of them centre around seven globally agreed thematic areas:

  • extent of forest resources,
  • biological diversity,
  • forest health and vitality,
  • protective functions of forests,
  • productive functions of forests,
  • socio-economic functions,
  • legal policy and institutional framework.

More information

Report on the International Conference on the Contribution of Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management: the way forward. Volume 1, CICI-2003.

Report on the International Conference on the Contribution of Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management: the way forward. Volume 2, CICI-2003.

Why are criteria and indicators important?

last updated:  Thursday, January 9, 2014