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International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
IUFRO’s mission is to promote global cooperation in forest-related research and to enhance the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees; as well as to disseminate scientific knowledge to stakeholders and decision makers and to contribute to forest policy and on-the-ground forest management.

Action Pledge


This action pledge aims to contribute to the Nairobi work programme by means of

  1. Providing a global assessment of scientific information about the impacts of climate change on forests, their implications for human wellbeing, and options for adaptation,
  2. Effectively disseminating the assessment results to policy makers, stakeholders and the public, and
  3. Developing follow-up activities supporting the objectives and activities of the second phase of the Nairobi work programme.

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Action Pledge Update (September 2009)

The following was provided as a contribution to and is summarised in the Nairobi work programme publication "Action Pledges: Making a difference on the ground. A synthesis of the outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"

Assessing impacts of, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change
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International Union of Forest Research Organizations (138 kB)

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

Global Forest Expert Panels