Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work approved during Las2017 joint session

During the recently ended meeting of the representatives of countries included in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work has been approved.
05.12.2017 | MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

During the recently ended meeting of the representatives of countries included in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work has been approved.

Accepted document will be applicable from 2018 to 2021. The Warsaw Programme concerns 43 per cent of forests worldwide, including nearly 100 per cent of boreal forests and most  of temperate forests. The Programme is to be implemented in North America, Europe, Central Asia and Russia, regions that are responsible for almost 60 per cent of global production of roundwood and other associated wood products.

“Forests play a key role in sustainable management. We are proud that the meeting, during which the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work has been approved, took place in Poland. This document acts as a basic work schedule concerning our forests for the next few years and has a significant contribution to the implementation of the Forest Management Global Goals, Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement” – emphasized Jan Szyszko, Minister of the Environment.

The Programme covers three areas:

  • Monitoring and reporting on the current state of forests in region;
  • Political tools that guarantee the involvement of sustainable forest management iwhile achieving international goals;
  • Raising awareness and spreading information about forests;
  • Building capacity and technical support within the international cooperation aimed at countries of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia.

The Warsaw Programme concerns such issues as recreating forest landscape, mitigating and adapting to the climate change, forests’ contribution to green economy, communication strategies in forestry-wood sector, and national forest monitoring systems and statistical reporting.