The UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section in collaboration with the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the European Commission (EC) decided in June 2006 to develop and launch a "Joint Wood Energy Enquiry.
Wood energy data are often scattered or lost within renewable energy statistics, making it difficult to assess and evaluate the real role of wood as a renewable source of energy.
The Enquiry aims at improving knowledge and understanding of wood energy consumption and tries to shed light on the potential and future perspective of wood energy in the region.
It collects data of both sources and uses of wood and promotes cooperation between the energy and forest sectors, providing a comprehensive framework on the role of wood energy in Member States.
2011 Joint Wood Energy Enquiry
The 2011 round of the Enquiry was issued in September 2012. Preliminary results were presented at the 35th Session of the FAO/ECE Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management.
A "Joint Wood Energy Enquiry Capacity Building Workshop" has been organised with the support of the French Ministry for Agriculture and the French Ministry for Sustainable Development and was held from 11 to 13 June 2012 in Paris. A number of issues related to successful techniques for replying to the questionnaire were discussed. Further information on the meeting can be found here
Information on previous rounds of the JWEE can be found here: