FAO. 2019. Forest Futures – Sustainable pathways for forests, landscapes and people in the Asia- Pacific region. Asia Pacific Forestry Outlook Study III; FAO-RAP, Bangkok

FAO of the United Nations Regional office for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok has released the Asia Pacific Forestry Outlook Study III during APFW 2019 at Incheon, Korea.This publication presents scenarios and a strategic analysis to help policymakers and other actors understand the future roles of forests and the forest sector within the broader economy and how best to address the challenges ahead in the Asia Pacific region.

The report addresses two key questions:

1. Taking into account the major drivers of change, what will forests and forestry look like in 2030 and 2050?

2. What robust actions should be taken today and in coming years to realize an aspirational future for forests?


The region’s previous two forest-sector outlook studies (in 1998 and 2010) have been contributing to forest related decision-making for two decades. This report: 


• provides a strategic analysis of forests and landscapes in the region to help policymakers and others decide on the actions needed to realize a sustainable


• explores three scenarios – business-as-usual, aspirational and disruptive – for the future of forests and the forest sector in the region to 2030 and 2050; and

• provides options for robust actions that various stakeholders can take to address challenges in forest and landscape management and attain an aspirational future.


The report has three main parts: an overview of forests in a larger landscape context to set the stage; an examination of the key drivers of change with impacts on forests and forestry; and an exploration of scenarios for 2030 and 2050.


Download the report


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