IUFRO in International Processes

Forests are an issue that is addressed by a number of international conventions and policy processes. There are also several international and regional organizations that are active in the field of forestry. Forest science must, thus, strive at continuous interaction and collaboration with these policy actors at global and regional levels in order to enhance research uptake and make a stronger impact.

In recent years IUFRO, as a representative of forest science, has succeeded in systematically strengthening its participation in international processes and has provided various thematic contributions. In the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), for example, IUFRO cooperates with major forest-related international organizations, institutions and convention secretariats. IUFRO aims at making its scientific work even more relevant to policy and decision-makers in the future by addressing areas of prime concern for sustainable development and human well-being.