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 the International Forest Governance, and Biodiversity, Forest Management, and REDD+, GFEP established a new panel on Forests and Food Security in November 2013 . The new Panel will assess comprehensively the linkages between forests and trees and food security and nutrition and provide the results in spring 2015.
New GFEP assessment report published as IUFRO World Series 31
More than 60 scientists from around the world collaborated on the peer-reviewed publication "Understanding Relationships between Biodiversity, Carbon, Forests and People: The Key to Achieving REDD+ Objectives. A Global Assessment Report," which was coordinated by IUFRO on behalf of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). The full report will be formally presented at Forest Day 6 on 2 December during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Doha, Qatar that starts later this month (26 November-7 December, 2012).