Collaborative Partnership on Forests

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is an innovative, voluntary inter-agency partnership of 15 international organizations, institutions and secretariats with substantial programmes on forests.  

The vision of the CPF is that "by 2030 all types of forests and forest landscapes are sustainably managed, their multiple values are fully recognized, the potential of forests and their goods and services is fully unlocked, and the Global Forest Goals, the Sustainable Development Goals and other global forest-related goals, targets and commitments are achieved." To support countries achieve these aims, CPF members work together on forest issues to help move from deforestation to restoration.



Joint initiatives

Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award

Joint initiatives are established between several CPF member organizations to jointly coordinate and implement activities contributing to the same goals.

CPF joint initiatives strengthen collaboration and mobilize political, scientific, technical and financial support within and beyond the partnership. 


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Forest education ©FAO/IR Media
Building capacity and knowledge in forest education

Building capacity and knowledge

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Celebrate International Day of Forests   21 March

Celebrate forests on 21 March

Vietnam ©FAO
Forest finance facilitation: Effective funding for forests

Effective funding for forests

Vietnam ©FAOJoan Manuel Baliellas
Global Forest Expert Panels: Independent scientific assessments

Independent scientific assessments

Indonesia ©FAO/Rahmadiyono Widodo
Green finance for sustainable landscapes

Deforestation-free financing

Brazil ©FAO/L. Taylor
Streamlining forest-related reporting for countries

Make reporting easier for countries

Sustainable Wood for a Sustainable World

Strengthening sustainable wood value chains

Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award

Recognizing outstanding contributions

Upcoming events >>

Virtual Event

Protect, restore and sustainably use forests

Building blocks for environmental and economic recovery - a Stockholm+50 Associated Event.

Virtual Event

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels. 

Hybrid Event, New York (United States)

High-level political forum on sustainable development
05/07/2022 - 15/07/2022

The HLPF will review in-depth SDG 4 on quality education, 5 on gender equality, 14 on life below water, 15 on life on land, and 17 on partnerships for the Goals.

Virtual Event

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

The Day raises awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as unique, special and vulnerable ecosystems and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses.

Hybrid Event, Rome (Italy)

26th Session of the Committee on Forestry
03/10/2022 - 07/10/2022

The Committee on Forestry (COFO) is the highest FAO Forestry statutory body bringing together heads of forest services and other senior government officials to identify emerging policy and technical issues, to seek solutions and to advise FAO and others on appropriate action.