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ANNEX 2 - Discussion Papers

FAO/ITTO

Expert Consultation on Criteria and Indicators for

Sustainable Forest Management

Discussion Paper #1

Networking and information management for enhancing the
implementation of criteria and indicators
for sustainable forest management

Benno Pokorny and Helen Desmond
Assistant Professor
University of Freiburg (associated to CIFOR)
Tennenbacher Strasse 4; 79106 Freiburg, Germany
Tel.: 49 761 203 3680; Fax: 49 761 203 3781
E-mail: benno.pokorny@waldbau.uni-freiburg.de

and Private Consultant
Australian National University, Canberra

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

ACRONYMS

ASEAN

Association of South East Asian Nations

ATO

African Timber Organization

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CCD

Convention to Combat Desertification

CDM

Clean Development Mechanism

CFAN-CIDA

Forestry Advisors Network of the Canadian International Development Agency

CGIAR

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CIFOR

Centre for International Forestry Research

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CPF

Collaborative Partnership of Forests

CMS

Convention on Migratory Species

EC-JRC

European Commission, Joint Research Centre

ECOSOC

Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

EDC EROS

(Earth Resources Observations Systems) Data Centre

EEA

European Environment Agency

EIONET

European Environment Information and Observation Network

EMG

Environmental Management Group (UN)

ESA

European Space Agency

ETC/LC

European Topic Centre on Land Cover

ETFRN

European Tropical Forest Network

EU

European Union

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO-COFO

FAO-Committee on Forestry

FAO-APFC

Asia Pacific Forestry Commission of the FAO

FAO- NAFC

North American Forest Commission of the FAO

FRA

FAO-Global Forest Resource Assessment

FSC

Forest Stewardship Council

GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GFIS

Global Forest Information Service

GFW

Global Forest Watch

GOFC

Global Observation of Forest Cover

GOOS

Global Ocean Observing System

GTOS

Global Terrestrial Observing System

GTZ

German Agency for Technical Cooperation

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IFF

Intergovernmental Forum on Forests

IHDP

International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change

IIED

International Institute for Environment and Development

IISD

International Institute for Sustainable Development

ILO

International Labour Organization

IMG

Issue Management Group (UNEP/EMG)

INBio

Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad, Costa Rica

INPE

National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPF

International Panel on Forests

ITC

International Trade Centre, United Nations Centre for Trade and Development and World Trade Organization

ITFF

International Task Force on Forests

ITTO

International Tropical Timber Organization

IUCN

World Conservation Union

IUCN-FCP

IUCN Forest Conservation Programme

IUFRO

International Union of Forestry Research Organization

LEI

Lembaga Ekolabel Indonesia

LOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

LULUCF

Good Practice Guidance for Land Use, and Forestry (IPCC)

MCPFE

Ministerial Conferences on the Protection of Forests in Europe

MEA

Monitoring, Evaluation and Assessment

MYPOW

UNFF Multi-Year Programme of Work

NASA

U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NGO

Non-governmental-organization

ODI-FPEG

Overseas Development Organization, Forest Policy and Environment Group

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OECD-DAC

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Development Cooperation Directorate

PARC

Protected Area Resource Centres

PECF

Pan-European Forest Certification Council

PROFOR

Program on Forests of UNDP

RIC

Rainforest Information Centre

SCOPE

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment

SPREP

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme

TBI

Tropenbos International

UNCED

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNCSD

United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UN-DSD

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development

UN/ECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP-DEC

United Nations Environmental Programme Division of Environmental Conventions

UNFF

United Nations Forum on Forests

UNFPA

United Nations Population Fund

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UN Habitat

United Nations Human Settlement Program

UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNSD

United Nations Statistics Division

WCFSD

World Commission on Forests and Sustainable Development

WCMC

World Conservation Monitoring Centre

WCRP

World Climate Research Programme

WEC

World Economic Forum

WFP

World Food Programme

WHC

World Heritage Convention

WHO

World Health Organization

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WRI

World Resources Institute

WWF

World Wildlife Fund


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