REDD Web Platform: Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)
The CPF is an informal, voluntary arrangement among 14 international organizations and secretariats with
substantial programmes on forests (CIFOR, FAO, ITTO, IUFRO, CBD, GEF, UNCCD, UNFF, UNFCCC, UNDP, UNEP, ICRAF,
The "Global Forest Expert Panels" initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests
was launched in April 2007 to provide objective and independent scientific assessments of key issues in
order to support more informed decision-making at the global level. The initiative is led and coordinated
by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). The assessments are carried out by
thematic Global Forest Expert Panels uniting leading scientists from around the world.