REPORT

FAO/ITTO

Expert Consultation on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

Organized by the
Forest Management Bureau
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Philippines
2 - 4 March 2004, Cebu City, Philippines

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FAO 2004

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ATO

African Timber Organization

AFLEG

Africa Forest Law Enforcement and Governance

CBD

UN Convention on Biological Diversity

CCD

UN Convention to Combat Desertification

C&I

Criteria and indicators

CICI

International Conference on the Contribution of Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management: The Way Forward; Guatemala 02/2003

CIFOR

Center for International Forestry Research

CGIAR

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

COFO

FAO Committee on Forestry

CPF

Collaborative Partnership on Forests

CSD

UN Commission on Sustainable Development

DENR

Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines

ECCI

Expert Consultation on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management, Cebu, Philippines 03/2004

ECOSOC

Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FMB

Forest Management Bureau, Philippines

FRA

Forest Resources Assessment (coordinated by FAO)

FSC

Forest Stewardship Council

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GFRA

Global Forest Resources Assessment

IAG

International Advisory Group

ICRAF

World Agroforestry Center

IFF

Intergovernmental Forum on Forests

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPF

Intergovernmental Panel on Forests

ISCI

International Seminar on Criteria and Indicators

ITFF

International Task Force on Forests

ITTO

International Tropical Timber Organization

IUCN

World Conservation Union

IUFRO

International Union of Forestry Research Organizations

MAR

Monitoring, assessment and reporting

MCPFE

Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe

MDG

UN Millennium Development Goals

MPCI

Montreal Process on Criteria and Indicators

NGOs

Non-governmental organizations

NFPs

National forest programmes

SFM

Sustainable forest management

TAC

Technical Advisory Committee

UN

United Nations

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNCED

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNFF

United Nations Forum on Forests

WB

World Bank


Contents


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
I. INTRODUCTION
II. OPENING OF THE MEETING
III. MEETING METHODOLOGY
IV. OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY THEME

ANNEXES

ANNEX 1 - PROGRAMME

ANNEX 2 - Discussion Papers
Discussion Paper #1
Discussion Paper #2
Discussion Paper #3

ANNEX 3: LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

ANNEX 4 - VOLUNTARY INFORMATION PAPER


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