GFOI Communications Toolkit

Welcome to the Communications Toolkit of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI)!

Please feel free to use the following resources as appropriate when you would like to explain what the GFOI is and how it functions.


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

The Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) is a partnership for assisting tropical countries to monitor their forest and carbon resources. Through collaborative action, GFOI partners support tropical countries with creating forest monitoring systems that inform their national decisions and international commitments, as well as track progress in climate action.

The GFOI is a partnership of countries and international organizations. The initiative is led by government representatives from Australia, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America, as well as organization representatives of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Bank. It coordinates the collaborative activities of these partners and many other organizations and individuals to help tropical 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). The GFOI is a flagship of the Group on Earth Observation (GEO).


The following slogans can be used on graphic designs or accompany other materials:

A partnership to better track forests for climate action

Strengthening international collaboration for tropical forest countries

Better forest management for climate action underpinned by better forest monitoring

Elevator pitch

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

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


Please click here or on the icon below to download the informational poster.