Guidelines for the Development of a Criteria and Indicator Set for Sustainable Forest Management


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This document provides specific concepts, definitions, tools and reference materials to help guide the development process of national Criteria and Indicator (C&I) sets for sustainable forest management (SFM) in the Caucasus and Central Asian countries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and UN Development Account (UNDA) project “Accountability Systems for Sustainable Forest Management in the Caucasus and Central Asia” 2016-2019.

Much of the guidance will also be relevant to C&I for SFM development processes elsewhere.Criteria and indicators constitute an increasingly common policy tool to implement SFM and to define clear priorities and targets. This should improve monitoring, reporting and assessment of key aspects of SFM performance.

 

Reference:

Linser, S; O'Hara, P. (2019). Guidelines for the Development of a Criteria and Indicator Set for Sustainable Forest Management. ECE/TIM/DP/73, 92, United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, New York, Geneva; ISBN: 978-92-1-117190-7

In Russian language

Linser, S; O'Hara, P. (2019). Mетодические рекомендации по разработке набора критериев и индикаторов устойчивого управления лесами Женевский дискуссионный документ по сектору лесного хозяйства и лесной промышленности 73 ECE/TIM/DP/73, 92, United Nations, New York and Geneva; ISBN: 978-92-1-047655-3

 

Dr Stefanie Linser from Forest Policy Research Network is lead author of this document.