FAO/UNECE Workshop to Discuss Harvested Wood Products and Climate Change

August 2008: The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) have announced a workshop on

Harvested Wood Products in the Context of Climate Change, to be held from 9-10

September 2008, in Geneva, Switzerland.

The workshop is based on the premise

that accounting for harvested wood products could encourage silvicultural

measures without losing the value of the forest carbon sink. The workshop will

provide information to policy makers and other stakeholders on the role of wood

products in fighting climate change, including on the core principles and

issues of Harvested Wood Products accounting, in advance of negotiations for

the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. [Workshop Announcement]