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Forests and Energy – A background report prepared for the United Nations Forum on Forests (2018)


This background analytical study report was prepared to facilitate informed discussions at the UNFF-13 on the contribution of forests to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals under review by the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2018.

The report consists of 6 parts: 1) Forests and Energy in the Context of SDG7- summary of the forest status and trends to achieve SDG 7 and the interaction with other key SDG goals; 2) summary of the benefits and challenges of wood-based energy; 3) linkage of SDG7 to poverty eradication and sustainable development; 4) prospects for the sustainable use of wood-based energy; 5) key policy instruments; 6) conclusions and recommendation for action.

Forest, energy, assessment, SDG7, energy access, renewable energy, wood energy, sustainable development, policy instrument
Type of initiatives
Sector review and study
Level of intervention
Responsible agencies
United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF)