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CPF Launches Strategic Framework on Forests and Climate Change

CPF Strategic Dialogue - Bonn 15 February 2008. Credit: FAO

5 December 2008: The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) launched a Strategic Framework for Forests and Climate Change during a side event held during the 14th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, taking place in Poznan, Poland.

CPF

members have been working on the Framework since April 2008. It proposes a

coordinated forest-sector response to the global climate change agenda and puts

forward a case for a tactical role of sustainable forest management (SFM) in

achieving long-term climate change mitigation and providing a robust framework

for effective adaptation. It also emphasizes urgent action for adaptation and

more focus on combating forest degradation through SFM, including forest

conservation, rehabilitation and restoration.

The CPF is an

interagency mechanism of 14 international organizations and secretariats

dealing with forest issues. It was established in response to an invitation by the

UN Economic and Social Council. CPF supports the work of the UN Forum on

Forests and the Rio Conventions, and seeks to enhance collaboration and

coordination on forest issues. [CPF website on forests

and climate change] [IISDRS Coverage of the launch's

side event] [Strategic Framework]