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Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020

Key findings

FAO. 2020. Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020 – Key findings. Rome. 

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    Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020
    Main report
    FAO completed its first assessment of the world’s forest resources in 1948. At that time, its major objective was to collect information on available timber supply to satisfy post-war reconstruction demand. Since then, the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) has evolved into a comprehensive evaluation of forest resources and their condition, management and uses, covering all the thematic elements of sustainable forest management. This, the latest of these assessments, examines the status of, and trends in, forest resources over the period 1990–2020, drawing on the efforts of hundreds of experts worldwide. The production of FRA 2020 also involved collaboration among many partner organizations, thereby reducing the reporting burden on countries, increasing synergies among reporting processes, and improving data consistency. The results of FRA 2020 are available in several formats, including this report and an online database containing the original inputs of countries and territories as well as desk studies and regional and global analyses prepared by FAO. I invite you to use these materials to support our common journey towards a more sustainable future with forests.
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    Global Forest Resources Assessment - FRA 2020 - Guidelines and specifications Version 1.0
    Working Paper No. 189
    Ever since its foundation, FAO has regularly collected, analysed, interpreted and disseminated information on the status and trends of the world’s forests resources through the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA). The scope, the methodology and the periodicity of the assessments have evolved over time to respond to changing information needs, to increase the level of participation of the countries, as well as to streamline and harmonize definitions and reporting in collaboration with other organizations and international reporting processes. Since FRA 2000, assessments have been conducted every five years. The work of preparation for FRA 2020 initiated with an internal evaluation of the FRA 2015 reporting process, followed by a user survey. The results of the internal evaluation and the feedbacks of a number of national correspondents and other FRA users that participated to the FRA 2015 survey, have helped the FRA secretariat to shape the scope and the reporting content of FRA 2020. These were then further defined in consultation with other teams of the FAO Forestry Department, the FRA Advisory Group, the Collaborative Forest Resources Questionnaire (CFRQ1) and the FAO/UNECE Team of Specialists on Sustainable Forest Management.
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    Global planted forest thematic - supplement to Forest Resources Assessment 2005 - Guidelines for National Reporting Tables for Planted Forests 2005
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    Globally, according to FRA 2000, planted forests accounted for only 5% of forest area, but up to 35% of industrial roundwood supply. This is anticipated to rise to 40-44% by 2020. Planted forests reflect a higher social, environmental and economic importance than their area would suggest. Many countries have existing planted forest data that is not based upon forest inventory, is incomplete and often outdated. Thus it is difficult to measure and plan the quantity and quality of planted forest re sources and the provision of goods and services that they supply. FAO through the kind assistance of all the member countries is concluding the Forest Resources Assessment 2005 (FRA 2005), the exercise on data collection for the most important parameters useful to assess the status and trends of forests and their goods and services in the world. The Planted Forest Thematic Study will supplement and complement the work undertaken by FRA 2005 for selected countries, by providing more detail for th e Planted Component of Semi-Natural Forests and Plantation Forests (Productive and Protective). This information and data will allow analyses on the regional and global status and trends for Planted Forest development, to assist in improving formulation of policies, outlook studies, planning, management, monitoring and reporting. This Working Paper contains background explanations and questionnaire guidelines to assist FRA National Correspondents and Planted Forest Specialists in the selected co untries to complete the survey tables. This is the first time that the Planted Component of Semi-Natural Forests has been combined with Plantation Forests to make up the Planted Forest Sub-group. This is being done to provide a more realistic picture of the status and trends of wood, fibre, non-wood forest products and services from Planted Forests.

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