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Action Pledges


Adaptation of forests and people to climate change

Partner International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)

Date of submission 01/05/2009


IUFRO 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.
Action pledge updates 

UFRO Action pledge update 1

This update 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 outcomes, good practices, lessons learned, and future challenges and opportunities"


UFRO Action pledge update 2

Further information

Collaborative Partnership on Forests
Global Forest Expert Panels

Regional focus All regions
Sector Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Knowledge management
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Climate related risks and extreme events
Data and observations
Socio-economic information
Target group Policy makers

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.