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2010-01-18

Experts lay foundation for first global scientific assessment on international forest regime

The use and conservation of forests and trees around the globe is governed by a multitude of international agreements and instruments, ranging from the Non-Legally Binding Instrument on All Types of Forests to the forest-related provisions of the World Trade Agreement. In December 2009, the members of the newly established IUFRO-led Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime held their first meeting in Vienna to agree on the content and process of the first global scientific assessment of this international forest regime.

The Panel which unites leading experts in the fields of political science, environmental governance and international law will provide its assessment in early 2011, just in time for the International Year of Forests. In an interview conducted on the occasion of the Expert Panel meeting in Vienna, Panel Chair Jeremy Rayner said: “The Panel will make some concrete proposals for a better coordination and better outcomes on the ground of international forest governance”:

Visit the IUFRO blog to watch the interview with Jeremy Rayner.

Find out more about the IUFRO-led Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative and the Expert Panel on the International Forest Regime.

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