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2011-01-24

New GFEP Assessment Report – IUFRO World Series 28

"Embracing Complexity: Meeting the Challenges of International Forest Governance"

A new study assessing international efforts to improve forest governance was issued together with a policy brief on 24 January 2011 by the Global Forest Expert Panel on International Forest Regime. It suggests among other things that global efforts have too often ignored local needs and failed to address the fact that deforestation is usually caused by economic pressures from outside the forests. The detailed results of the work of the expert panel, which was constituted under the Collaborative Partnership on Forests and coordinated by IUFRO, will be presented to the Ninth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on 31 January 2011 as part of the launch of the International Year of Forests.

Report and policy brief available at:
http://www.iufro.org/science/gfep/forest-regime-panel/report/

Press release available at:
http://www.iufro.org/science/gfep/media-information/gfep-ifr-assessment-press-release/


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