Climate change mitigation and harvested wood products: Lessons learned from three case studies in Asia and the Pacific

©iStock/photovsHarvested wood products (HWP) from sustainably managed forests can store carbon, increase the availability of biomass for the production of biofuels and substitute for more resource intensive products. FAO has a particular interest in the topic of carbon storage as custodian of the forest product statistics database. These are the data discussed by the IPCC for use in estimating carbon storage in HWP at the national level. In this InfoBrief, we share the results of three case studies using computer simulations of IPCC methods that use FAOSTAT data to estimate carbon storage in HWP at the national level.  We use these simulations to assess the potential impact of policy decisions on what products to produce, how much to recycle, and what data to collect. Access the pdf here:

Virtual expert consultation workshop on the “Significance of the forest sector for employment on global and regional scale”

©Deanna RamsayAn online expert consultation workshop, co-hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Thünen Institute was held on 29-30 September 2021 with the participation of 50 experts from some 30 institutions covering, among others, governments, international organizations and academia. The workshop was part of FAO’s and ILO’s ongoing efforts to improve and increase data collection related to the indicator No 12 “Employment related to the forest sector” within the framework of the GCS of forest indicators, agreed upon by the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) in 2017 to support monitoring of the six Global Forest Goals. Read more


Other Publications

Forest products annual market reviews. FAO, UNECE. 1997-2021.

InfoBrief: Collection and consumption of wild forest fruits in rural Zambia, June 2021.

Forest product conversion factors. FAO, ITTO, UNECE. 2020.

The story of forest product statistics: From numbers to information. Video, FAO. 2020.

Guidelines on data collection for national statistics on forest products. FAO. 2018.

Guidelines for the incorporation of a woodfuel supplementary module into existing household surveys in developing countries. FAO. 2018.

FAOSTAT user consultation. FAO. 2018.

How to include the woodfuel supplementary module into existing surveys and derive woodfuel indicators. FAO. 2017.

Non-wood forest products in international statistical systems. FAO. 2017. 

Review of national surveys and censuses that could incorporate a woodfuel supplementary module. FAO. 2017. 

National statistics related to woodfuel and international recommendations. GSARS. 2016. 

Contribution of the forestry sector to national economies, 1990-2011. FAO, 2014.

Assessment of industrial roundwood production from planted forests. FAO, 2014.

Committee on Forestry 2010: Get the facts on forest products. Video, 2010.

Forest products conversion factors for the UNECE region. UNECE/FAO, 2010.

Trends in wood products 1961-2003. FAO, 2005.

The revision of woodfuel estimates in FAOSTAT. FAO, 2002.

International Forest Products Statistics: Growing and Better than Ever! (Article in Forest Products Journal, May 2002). 

Proceedings - FAO Working Group on Forestry Statistics. Rome, Italy, 20-24 November 1995.

The evolution of forestry statistics from 1945 to 2000. Unasylva Vol. 46, 1995.

Forest products prices 1973-1992. FAO Forestry Paper 125, 1995.

Forest products prices 1971-1990. FAO Forestry Paper 104, 1992.

Forest products prices 1969-1988. FAO Forestry Paper 95, 1990.

Forest products prices 1967-1986. FAO Forestry Paper 82, 1988.

Conversion factors for forest products, 1983. UNECE/FAO, 1987.

Forest products prices 1965-1984. FAO Forestry Paper 61, 1985.

Forest products prices 1963-1982. FAO Forestry Paper 46, 1983.

Forest products prices 1962-1981. FAO Forestry Paper 38, 1982.

Classification and definitions of forest products. FAO Forestry Paper 32, 1982.

Forest products prices 1961-1980. FAO Forestry Paper 23, 1981.

Forest products prices 1960-1978. FAO Forestry Paper 18, 1980.

Forest products prices 1960-1977. FAO Forestry Paper 13, 1979.

last updated:  Wednesday, April 13, 2022