‘Wood Energy in the ECE region’ is a new publication released by the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Europe (UN-ECE). The publication was presented by the editor and also new CERE Professor Francisco Aguilar at a panel hosted by the UN-ECE. The topic of discussion was how forests contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and Francisco discussed the role that forests play in meeting SD goal 7 ‘Affordable and Clean Energy’. Wood energy is the most important source of renewable energy in the UN-ECE region. In many places, notably in rural areas in countries in economic transition, wood is the only affordable source of energy for heating and cooking. Despite its importance, wood energy is often under-used or misused, resulting in air pollution and the degradation of forest resources.