Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)
IUCN is a member of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF). The CPF provides co-ordinated interagency support for the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) to promote sustainable management of all types of forests. The CPF has created an internet portal which assists countries in their reporting efforts and serves as an easily accessible source of national information on forests for all stakeholders.
United Nation's Forum on Forests (UNFF)
The UNFF was established as part of a new international arrangement on forests, to carry on the work of the IPF and IFF processes. IUCN has observer status at the UNFF. At the most recent negotiations held in Geneva, IUCN presented a position paper on Poverty Reduction and Development in Forest Landscapes, which responds to the need of better aligning the forest policy arena with the goals set by the international community to halve the number of people living in poverty by 2015. Together with other members of the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR), IUCN also organised a side event to discuss practical examples of how FLR provides a feasible approach to restore degraded forests and negotiate land use trade-offs.
- UNFF-4 position paper on "Poverty Reduction and Development in Forest Landscapes"
- UNFF-3 position paper on "Forests, Poverty and Development"
International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) Civil Society Advisory Group
IUCN helped the ITTO to establish a formally recognised Civil Society Advisory Group with the same rights as the ITTO Trade Advisory Group. IUCN then worked closely with partner organisations to ensure that civil society attended meetings and panel discussions and were represented at full council meetings.
UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
IUCN assisted Meso American governments develop and implement their regional forest convention.
- Climate change - In collaboration with UNEP and FAO, IUCN has been supporting a process focused on the preparation of regional negotiators towards the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC. Within this context, eight meetings have been carried out since June 2001 in order to support the generation of a suitable and neutral platform for analysis and discussion about technical and political issues regarding modalities for forest activities under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol.