Criteria and Indicators - for sustainable forest management
International expert workshop on strengthening collaboration on criteria and indicators (C&I) to promote and demonstrate sustainable forest management
Ottawa, Canada, 1-3 May 2016
This international expert workshop had to seek to strengthen collaboration on criteria and indicators (C&I), with the goal of mobilizing the full potential for this valuable tool to promote, implement and demonstrate improved sustainable forest management in policy and practice. The event was built on recent milestones in the global effort toward sustainable forest management, each of which offers scope for using C&I in fulfilling and reporting on commitments.
Participants included 35 experts from 16 countries drawn from international C&I processes, intergovernmental organizations and other bodies interested in using C&I to promote sustainable forest management and to track environmental change. As its starting point, the workshop took the roadmap on Mobilizing the full potential of criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management in policy and practice: the way forward, which was developed through broad global consultation with stakeholders and experts using C&I and presented at the World Forestry Congress 2015.
Specific workshops objectives were to:
Three main outputs were expected to emerge from the meeting:
The workshop was organized by Natural Resources Canada, in cooperation with FAO.
A Steering Committee composed of representatives from the Montreal Process Working Group, FOREST EUROPE, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), FAO and the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) secretariat guided the development of the workshop agenda.
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