World Bank Convenes Forest Dialogue, Highlights Links with Combating Climate Change

17 September 2008: Forest stakeholders gathered in

Washington, DC, US, on 16-17 September 2008, to agree on a new set of

principles for sustainable forest management (SFM) and its central role in

combating climate change.

The meeting followed seven months of global dialogue

with stakeholders, and was convened under the auspices of the World Bank and

The Forests Dialogue. The principles for SFM will be presented to the IUCN

World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008, and the Climate

Change Talks in Poznan, Poland, in December 2008. [World

Bank Press Release]