This brochure introduces recent experience in forest development cooperation to an international readership of specialists and decision-makers. It provides a brief overview on the state and implications of the international forest policy dialogue and insight into the work of selected projects in partner countries. It is meant to raise awareness for the complexity of sustainable forest management in the age of globalization and to reveal the diversity of demands on technical cooperation in the sector.
This paper is a submission from IUCN, PROFOR, and the World Bank in follow up to discussions held at the third meeting of the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) on the relationship between sustainable forest management (SFM) and ecosystem approaches (EsA) - as applied to forests. It is also a response to a decision at the 6th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) seeking clarification of the relations between the two concepts. The paper aims to: