IUFRO is the global network for forest science cooperation. It is the only world-wide international organization devoted to forest research and related sciences and has a unique membership which brings together research organizations, universities and individual scientists, as well as decision-making authorities and other stakeholders with an interest in and focus on forests and trees.
IUFRO's mission is to promote global cooperation in forest-related research and to enhance the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects for forests and trees; as well as to disseminate scientific knowledge to stakeholders and decision-makers and to contribute to policy and on-the ground forest management.
With the Strategy 2010-14, IUFRO addresses Research and Institutional Goals at the same time. The Research Goals strongly focus on the following six thematic areas:
1 Forests for People
2 Forests and Climate Change
3 Forest Bioenergy
4 Forest Biodiversity Conservation
5 Forest and Water Interactions
6 Resources for the Future
The three Institutional Goals adapted from the previous Strategy present IUFRO's commitment to high-quality science and interdisciplinary cooperation, to better visibility of science-based research findings and increased ability of responding to new and unexpected issues:
|Goal 1||To strengthen research and expand IUFRO's capacity for interdisciplinary cooperation|
|Goal 2||To strengthen coordination within the scientific community and increase visibility of science-based research findings|
|Goal 3||To further strengthen IUFRO's work at the science-policy interface|
Attaining both research and institutional goals should help IUFRO and its members to effectively respond to the changes in paradigms concerning forests and forest science and to position itself as a truly global network for forest science cooperation.
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