INForest – a new digital platform presenting forest information by FAO and UNECE
FAO and UNECE have launched a new data and knowledge platform for forests in the UNECE region called INForest. The role of the new platform is not to replace the existing ones as there are already several sytems in place offering forest data in place. However, in order to find the right information from the current platforms the user must know where to look and how to use these systems. Therefore, INForest has been created with an aim to present information in a more user-friendly way for users such as media and general public.

The developers describe the platform as an exhibition window to invite people to look for further information on forests. INForest includes 17 indicators regarding forest ecosystem services as well as social and economic aspects and depending on the need, new indicators can be added. As a new feature, when compared with other platforms, INForest also allows the user to compare the data between countries.

The platform is currently availabe in English, Russian and Polish but the number of languages is foreseen to increase and the users are welcomed to contact the platform administrators should they wish to contribute to translating the platform into their national language.

To know more, please visit the INForest website and watch the presentation video below:

Welcome to INForest