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World Series Vol. 39 - Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations

This comprehensive report presents the outcomes of the 7th scientific assessment undertaken in the framework of the Global Forest Expert Panels initiative (GFEP).

Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations. A Global Assessment Report

Editors: Daniel C Miller, Stephanie Mansourian and Christoph Wildburger

IUFRO World Series Volume 39. Vienna. 240 p.

ISBN 978-3-903345-06-5
ISSN 1016-3263

Published by:
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), 2020

For download:

Report - complete document 

Policy brief (high resolution)
Policy brief (low resolution)  

The Global Forest Expert Panel on Forests and Poverty chaired by Daniel C Miller prepared a scientific synthesis report and accompanying policy brief launched online on 15 October 2020, in the run-up to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A total of 21 Panel members from 10 countries and an additional 33 experts contributed to and-or reviewed this major assessment of available scientific information about the interactions between forests and poverty.

The primary global policy context for this assessment is shaped by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report specifically highlights the nexus between SDG 1 on ending poverty and SDG 15 on life on land, as well as relevant links to other SDGs.


Report and policy brief available at:

Press release "New study: Forests are still underrated as allies to curb rural poverty" available at:

English - Spanish - German - French   


Launch event program:

About GFEP:


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