This technical document provides general and statistical information on forest products markets and related policies in the UN Economic Commission for Europe region (Europe, North America and the Commonwealth of Independent States). It includes discussions on carbon markets and renewable energy. The review begins with an overview chapter, followed by a description of the macro-economic situation. Next it includes an analysis of government and industry policies affecting forest products markets. Five chapters are based on annual country-supplied statistics, describing: wood raw materials, sawn softwood, sawn hardwood, wood-based panels, and paper, paperboard and wood pulp. Additional chapters discuss markets for wood energy, certified forest products, value added wood products, forest carbon and innovative wood products.

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Organization: FAO, University of Helsinki, UNECE, University of Helsinki

Topics: Trade, Finance, Forestry, REDD, Policy Instruments, Carbon Financing and CDM

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2012

Language: English