IPC Reform

After consultations and deliberations since 2012, a vote on the proposal (http://www.fao.org/3/MX572EN/mx572en.pdf) to amend the IPC Convention was held in FAO, Rome, on 6 February 2019, during a Special Session of the IPC. Of the 28 Member Nations present, 26 voted in favor; the proposal was thus endorsed in accordance with Article XII of the IPC Convention.

After due consideration at FAO Council, a resolution to concur with the amendments to the IPC Convention was adopted by the Forty-First Session of FAO's Conference. The Amendments to the Convention thus are in force. The new title of the IPC is therefore the "Convention on the International Commission on Poplars and Other Fast-Growing Trees Sustaining People and the Environment".

It is hoped that the amended convention will allow the successful approaches and networks developed by the IPC to be applied for new species and in new geographies. To this end, the IPC will continue its efforts translate this new scope into results that support peoples livelihoods through sustainable use of the environment. Discussions will be held on the matter at the next Session of the IPC in Rome, 2020.

last updated:  Thursday, June 27, 2019