According to the FAO Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA), the world's forest area declined from 31.6 per cent to 30.6 per cent of total land area between 1990 and 2015, but recent years the rate of decline has slowed. Incredibly, but the potential of the forest sector is best illustrated by statistics — wood use is growing again. For a third of the world's population (approximately 2.4 billion), wood is at least a source of energy or fuel. The forest accounts for about 40% of all energy from renewable sources in the world, which is equal to the total volume of solar, wind and hydropower.
Increasing production and safety without reducing the area of forests is one of the key tasks of our century.
THE BASIS OF THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION IS A SYNERGY OF PRINCIPLES SUCH AS LEGALITY, RENEWABILITY, RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND A RESPONSIBLE APPROACH TO THE SOURCES OF SUPPLY OF FOREST PRODUCTS.