Negotiation update

03 February 2011 | News story

The 9th UN Forum on Forests (UNFF9) is drawing to a close. With just over 24 hours left, negotiators are entering lockdown to get a meaningful declaration in place for Friday's finish.

Stewart Maginnis is IUCN's head of delegation and IUCN's Director for Environment and Development. He explains just where the negotiations are at present.

So what can we expect the results of UNFF9 to translate into in terms of practical impacts over the coming International Year of the Forests?