IUFRO informs about forthcoming first CPF global assessment report on the
adaptation of forests and forest-dependent people to climate change
5 December 2008 (Friday)
White-tailed Eagle Room, Poznań International Fair
On 5 December 2008, during the side event of the Collaborative Partnership
on Forests (CPF), Alexander Buck from IUFRO will report on the progress of
the first CPF global assessment report on the adaptation of forests and
forest-dependent people to climate change.
The peer-reviewed report will be launched at UNFF 8 in April 2009. It has
been prepared by the first CPF Global Forest Expert Panel (GFEP), which is
led and coordinated by IUFRO. The Panel has gathered input from about 100
renowned scientists from a broad range of disciplines.
This will be the most comprehensive assessment to date of existing
scientific knowledge about forest adaptation. It will provide decision
makers with an objective source of science-based information on the
ecological, social and economic impacts of climate change on forests and
people, and present forest management and policy options for adaptation.
The web-cast presentation will be available on demand from the UNFCCC
website at http://copportal1.man.poznan.pl/
For more information on GFEP and the Assessment Report, please visit:
Alexander Buck, IUFRO Headquarters