Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP)
The "Global Forest Expert Panels" initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests was launched in April 2007 to provide objective and independent scientific assessments of key issues in order to support more informed decision-making at the global level. The initiative is led and coordinated by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The assessments are carried out by thematic Global Forest Expert Panels uniting leading scientists from around the world.
Following the successful completion of the thematic reports on Adaptation of Forests and People to Climate Change, and on International Forest Governance, on Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+, and Forest and Food Security, GFEP established a new Rapid Response assessment on Illegal Timber Trade in December 2015. The resulting Global Scientific Rapid Response Assessment Report was published at the CBD CoP13 in Cancún, Mexico, on 3 December 2016.
GFEP Publications: Latest Release
Editors: Daniela Kleinschmit, Stephanie Mansourian, Christoph Wildburger, Andre Purret
For hard copies of the global assessment report, please write to office(at)iufro.org.
Forests Beyond the Law: Scientific Insights into Illegal Logging and Related Timber Trade