Harmonisation of National Forest Inventories in Europe: Techniques for Common Reporting

Harmonisation of National Forest Inventories: Internet-Links


Author: Adrian Lanz <adrian.lanz @ wsl.ch>
Date: 2004/11/25 05:58:15 PM

Table of Contents

1 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

<http://unfccc.int/>

2 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

<http://www.ipcc.ch/>

2.1 National Greenhouse Gas Inventories Programme (NGGIP)

<http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/index.html>

Publications (expert meeting reports, ...)

<http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/public.htm>

Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry (GPG-LULUCF)

<http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gpglulucf/gpglulucf.htm>

Good Practice Guidance and Uncertainty Management in National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

<http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gp/gpgaum.htm>

Definitions and Methodological Options to Inventory Emissions from Direct Human-induced Degradation of Forests and Devegetation of Other Vegetation Types

<http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gpglulucf/degradation.htm>

Revised 1996 IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories

<http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/gl/invs1.htm>

3 Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE)

<http://www.mcpfe.org/>

<http://mcpfe.mcnet.pl/>

3.1 Vienna Declaration

<http://mcpfe.mcnet.pl/livingforestsummit/>

3.2 Pan-European Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

Improved Pan-European Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

<http://mcpfe.mcnet.pl/livingforestsummit/secure/k-tools/phplib/MedienDatenbankView.inc.php?id=120>

Background Information for Improved Pan-European Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

<http://mcpfe.mcnet.pl/livingforestsummit/secure/k-tools/phplib/MedienDatenbankView.inc.php?id=123>

Relevant Definitions Used for the Improved Pan-European Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

<http://mcpfe.mcnet.pl/livingforestsummit/secure/k-tools/phplib/MedienDatenbankView.inc.php?id=121>

Implementation of MCPFE Commitments

<http://mcpfe.mcnet.pl/livingforestsummit/secure/k-tools/phplib/MedienDatenbankView.inc.php?id=193>

State of Europe´s Forests 2003

<http://mcpfe.mcnet.pl/livingforestsummit/secure/k-tools/phplib/MedienDatenbankView.inc.php?id=194>

4 FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) Programme

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/fra/en>

4.1 Advisory Group to Global Forest Resources Assessment

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/24693/en>

4.2 Expert Consultation on FRA

Kotka IV

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/fra-kotka4/en>

4.3 FRA 2005

FRA 2005 terms and definitions

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/fra2005-terms/en>

National Reporting Tables and their Specifications

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/fra2005-tables/en>

5 UNECE Timber Committee and the FAO European Forestry Commission

5.1 UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Resources Assessment

Washington DC, USA, 15-17 September 2004

<http://www.unece.org/trade/timber/docs/fra-tos/2004/agenda.pdf>

Radebeul (Dresden), Germany, 18-20 September 2003

<http://www.unece.org/trade/timber/docs/fra-tos/2003/tos-fra-03.htm>

5.2 ICP Forest: International Co-operative Programme on Assessment and Monitoring of Air Pollution Effects on Forests operating under UNECE

<http://www.icp-forests.org/Index.htm>

6 FAO / IPCC / CIFOR / IUFRO / UNEP

6.1 Expert Meetings on Harmonizing forest-related definitions for use by various stakeholders

Rome, 22-25 January 2002

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/fop/fopw/Climate/doc/Y3431E.pdf>

Rome, 11-13 September 2002

<http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/005/Y4171E/Y4171E00.HTM>

7 International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

<http://iufro.boku.ac.at/>

7.1 Special Programme on Global Forest Information Service (GFIS)

<http://www.iufro-gfis.net/>

<http://www.gfis.net/>

8 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

<http://www.biodiv.org/>

8.1 Forest Definition

<http://www.biodiv.org/programmes/areas/forest/definitions.asp?print=1>

8.2 Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA)

<http://www.biodiv.org/convention/sbstta.asp?print=1>

8.3 Ad hoc technical expert group on the implementation of the programme of work on forest biodiversity

<http://www.biodiv.org/meetings/default.aspx?thm=FOR&yr=%>

25 - 29 July 2005 - Bonn, Germany

24 - 27 November 2003 - Montpellier, France

<http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meetings/cop/cop-07/information/cop-07-inf-20-en.pdf> <http://www.biodiv.org/doc/meeting.aspx?mtg=TEGFOR-01&print=1>

9 United Nations Forums on Forests (UNFF)

<http://www.un.org/esa/forests/>

9.1 IPF/IFF Proposals for Action

<http://www.un.org/esa/forests/pdf/ipf-iff-proposalsforaction.pdf>

9.2 Ad Hoc Expert Group on Approaches and Mechanisms for Monitoring, Assessment and Reporting

<http://www.un.org/esa/forests/adhoc-monitor.html>

10 Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/2082/en>

10.1 CPF Task Force on Streamlining Forest-related Reporting

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/7697/en>

11 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

<http://www.unep.org/>

11.1 UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)

<http://www.unep-wcmc.org/>

12 The World Conservation Union (IUCN)

<http://www.iucn.org/>

12.1 The IUCN Forest Conservation Programme (FCP)

<http://www.iucn.org/themes/fcp/>

13 European Community's Europa website

<http://europa.eu.int>

13.1 Directorate-General Environment (EU DG Environment)

<http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/dgs/environment/index_en.htm>

<http://www.europa.eu.int/comm/environment/index_en.htm>

13.2 Statistical Office of the European Communities (Eurostat)

<http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/>

13.3 Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development Programme implemented under the Fifth Framework Programme (1999-2002)

<http://europa.eu.int/comm/research/eesd.html>

13.4 European Environment Agency (EEA)

<http://org.eea.eu.int>

13.5 Forest Focus

<http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/forests/pdf/regulation2152_03.pdf>

13.6 European Community Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (EC-CHM)

<http://biodiversity-chm.eea.eu.int>

13.7 Joint Research Centre (JRC)

13.8 EU Life

<http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/life/home.htm>

13.9 Agriculture and Fisheries (FAIR)

14 European Forest Institute (EFI)

<http://www.efi.fi>

14.1 Research Programme 4: Forest Resources and Information

<http://www.efi.fi/research/programme4.html>

15 COST E21 - Contribution of Forests and Forestry to Mitigate Greenhouse Effects

<http://www.bib.fsagx.ac.be/coste21/>

15.1 Selected Papers

Preliminary analysis of the answers to the questionnaire concerning NFI data.

<http://www.bib.fsagx.ac.be/coste21/ftp/2001-10-22/schadauer.pdf>

16 COST E27 - Protected forest areas in Europe - analysis and harmonisation (PROFOR)

<http://bfw.ac.at/020/profor/>

16.1 Working Group III

<http://www.efi.fi/projects/coste27/>

17 COST E30 - Economic integration of urban consumers' demand and rural forestry production

<http://www.joensuu.fi/coste30/>

18 COST E33 - Forest Recreation and Nature Tourism

<http://www.openspace.eca.ac.uk/costE33/homepage.htm>

19 Forest Biodiversity Test-phase Assessments (ForestBIOTA)

<http://www.forestbiota.org/>

20 IUFRO / FAO / EFI documents

IUFRO Guidelines for Designing Multipurpose Resource Inventories

<http://iufro.boku.ac.at/iufro/publications/ws8.htm>

A Comparison of Multipurpose Resource Inventories (MRIs) Throughout the World

<http://www.efi.fi/publications/Working_Papers/14.html>

FAO-IUFRO on-line Knowledge Reference for National Forest Assessments

<http://www.fao.org/forestry/site/7127/en>

IUFRO International Guidelines for Forest Monitoring

<http://iufro.boku.ac.at/iufro/publications/ws5.htm>

21 Indicators of forest biodiversity in Europe (BEAR)

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/>

21.1 Newsletters

#3 - The Bear-project- summary of final report

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/Bear3.pdf>

#2 - Key Factors of Forest Biodiversity

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/Bear2.pdf>

#1 - The Bear Project

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/Bear1.pdf>

21.2 Vegetation map

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/vegmap.html>

21.3 Technical Reports

#8: Deriving an harmonized scheme of forest types at European continental level - new

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/Techrep8.pdf>

#7: Assessing forest biodiversity on a pan-European scale

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/Assessing.pdf>

#6: Remote sensing for quantifying structural diversity in forests for forest biodiversity assessment

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/TechnicalReport6.pdf>

#5: Biodiversity assessment and forest management

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/TechnicalReport5.pdf>

#4: Terms and definitions

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/TechnicalReport4.pdf>

#3: Classification of forest vegetation in Greece (K. Spanos et al.)

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/TechnicalReport3.pdf>

#2: Electronic Conference on Research and Biodiversity: Preliminary report of the Session on Forest (T. -B. Larsson)

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/TechnicalReport2.pdf>

#1: Indicators of biodiversity: an overview (L. Hansson) - updated

<http://www.algonet.se/~bear/Hansson.pdf>

22 European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC)

<http://www.ecnc.nl/>

22.1 Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy (PEBLDS)

<http://www.strategyguide.org/fulltext.html>

22.2 Strategy Guide

<http://www.strategyguide.org/>

22.3 Publications

<http://www.ecnc.nl/doc/ecnc/publicat.html>

23 Belgian Forum on Forest Biodiversity (BFFB)

<http://www.biodiversity.be/bbpf/forum/forest/forestres.html>

24 Nordic Councel

<http://www.norden.org/start/start.asp?lang=6>

24.1 Publications

<http://www.norden.org/pub/webordering/sk/>

25 BIOFOREST

<http://bioforest.ucc.ie>

26 Nature-based management of beech in Europe (NAT-MAN)

<http://www.flec.kvl.dk/natman/>

27 Other documents

27.1 Journal articles

Harmonisation and Standardisation in Multi-National Environmental Statistics - Mission Impossible?

<http://www.kluweronline.com/article.asp?PIPS=233904&PDF=1>