Assessing forest resources
Legal assessment to set up and operationalize a national forest monitoring systemPDF
Sustainable forest management requires legally binding arrangements combined with financial resources for staff and data collection, supported with sound structures to enforce legal measures beyond the duration of a single political cycle. In this regard, forest-related institutions with clear...
Guidelines and specifications: Global forest resources assessment 2020PDF
This guide is intended to support data collection and reporting as part of the global forest resources assessment (FRA) 2020 process. FRA can help shape policymaking processes, inform and encourage forest-related investment decisions by a wide range of actors including governments, private...
Climate change mitigation and harvested wood products: Lessons learned from three case studies in Asia and the PacificPDF
Harvested wood products (HWP) from sustainably managed forests can store carbon, increase the availability of biomass for the production of biofuels and substitute for more resource intensive products. Sustainable production of HWPs can contribute to multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)....
Global forest resources assessment: Key findingsPDF
This publication contains the main findings of the global forest resources assessment 2020 (FRA 2020). The application of a standardized reporting methodology enables the monitoring of change over time in parameters such as forest area, management, ownership and use. The information provided...
Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020PDF
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...
Methodologies and guidelines
Studies and reports
|Kind of Activities||Monitoring, reporting and evaluation|
|Collection Updated||February 2023|