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Team of Specialists on Forest Policy

The UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Policy gathers national experts, with the following objective to contribute to the development of tools and capacity-building to support sound policy making for the Forest Sector in the UNECE region in particular in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.


The Team will advise the UNECE/FAO Secretariat on the implementation of its programme of work, specifically work areas 2 and 4 “policy dialogue and advice and capacity building”.


The Team’s objectives and expected outputs are specified in its mandate, approved by the Committee on Forests and the Forest Industry and the European Forestry Commission in in Finland in December 2013. 

The Team was merged into the Forest Outlook Team in 2019.