GFOI Communications Toolkit

Welcome to the GFOI Communications toolkit!

Please feel free to use the following resources as appropriate when you'd like to explain what the GFOI is and what it is doing.



Please find a standardized explanation which can be used at the bottom of press releases mentioning GFOI to provide information about the Initiative.

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) coordinates international support for improving forest monitoring capacity in developing countries.Through collaborative action, GFOI partners support developing countries to develop forest monitoring systems which inform their national decision making, international commitments, and track progress in climate action.GFOI is a partnership of countries and international organizations. The Initiative is led by representatives from the Governments of Australia, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States; the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the European Space Agency (ESA), FAO and the World Bank. It coordinates the collaborative activities of these partners and many other organizations and individuals to help developing countries address decisions taken under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in a manner that is consistent with the good practice guidance set out by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) GFOI is a Flagship of Group on Earth Observation (GEO).



You can use one of these two slogans on visuals or to accompany other materials:

A partnership for better tracking of forests for climate action

Strengthening international support through collaborative action


Elevator pitch

This elevator pitch is a quick synopsis of GFOI's mission and goals:

The mission of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) is to coordinate the delivery of forest monitoring assistance to developing countries via collaborative support from a large and diverse community of international donors, development partners, space agencies, academia and other experts.