New Strategic Partnership between IUFRO and BMZ to Better Link Forest Science with International Development Policies
In November 2019 the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) entered into a multiyear strategic partnership with the aim to enhance the interaction between the science community and policy makers. The core activity of this new partnership will be carried out in the framework of IUFRO’s Science-Policy Programme and its main instrument, the IUFRO-led Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). Read a related media information here: https://www.iufro.org/fr/media/latest-releases/
GFEP produces objective and independent scientific assessments on key issues. Since 2007, GFEP has produced six global assessments on topics such as forests and climate change, forests and water, forests and food security or forests and biodiversity. Currently, a new assessment on the relationship between forests and poverty is underway: https://www.iufro.org/science/science-policy/gfep-initiative/panel-on-forests-and-poverty/.
From right to left: Heiko Warnken, BMZ, and IUFRO Executive Director Alexander Buck signing the multi-year cooperation agreement. (Photo IUFRO)