European Forest Database Provides Information on Carbon Balances, Biodiversity, and Wood Energy
20 December 2011: FOREST EUROPE and the Forestry and Timber Section of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a web-based resource tool based on their joint State of Europe's Forests 2011 report that also contains new unpublished data on forests, forest management and forest industry in the pan-European region.
The tool provides a comprehensive, up-to-date description of the status and trends of forests and forest management in Europe. In addition to characteristics of European forests and forestry data in general, one can access to information on the balance of carbon in forest ecosystems, forest health condition, status of forest biodiversity as well as information on wood energy. Aspects of production, including wood and non-wood products and services, are presented along with information on protected forest areas. The database also provides information on social and economic aspects of the forestry sector. [UNECE press release][The database]