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Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP)

Data Source: EFI EUROFOREST Portal
TitleGlobal Forest Expert Panels (GFEP)
DescriptionThe Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative is established within the framework of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), and is led and coordinated by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). It builds on the political recognition provided by the United Nations Forum on Forests (ECOSOC Resolution 2006/49) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD Decision IX/16). GFEP provides a mechanism for effectively linking the information requirements of governments and intergovernmental processes related to forests and trees with existing scientific expertise. Rather than conducting new research, the Initiative is designed to consolidate available information and expertise in relevant fields. The number and frequency of reports is determined by the information needs and requests coming from the intergovernmental processes. The first assessment report prepared in the frame of GFEP addressed 'Adaptation of Forests and People to Climate Change'. It was published in April 2009. As of April 2009, thematic assessment consultations are underway with policy makers, stakeholders, donors and scientists regarding the theme of the next GFEP assessment.
Keywordsforest policy; forest resources; intergovernmental processes
TypeInternational organizations, Publications
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 Published: November 23 2009