Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests

The Parties of Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests intend to jointly strengthen the capacity of member countries of Silva Mediterranea (Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions), a statutory body of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and of the Silva Mediterranea secretariat to accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) and the protection of forest-based ecosystem services under climate change (CC) conditions in the Southern Mediterranean region.

For this purpose they intend to coordinate their respective support activities in the frame of a common programmatic approach around four key problem areas:

a) Need for strengthened policies and lack of inter-sectoral cooperation
b) Need for improved knowledge and information
c) Need to increase public awareness
d) Need to identify adequate funding

The institutions which have joined the CPMF:

- Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on behalf of the committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions – Silva Mediterranea
- Agence Française de Développement - Fonds Français pour l’Environnement Mondial (AFDIFFEM)
- Association Internationale Foréts Méditerranéennes (AIFM)
- European Forest Institute - Mediterranean Regional Office (EFIMED)
- Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
- International Union for Conservation of Nature - Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation (IUCN - Med)
- Ministére de l’Alimentation, de l’Agriculture et de la Péche de la France (MAAP)
- Plan Bleu - Regional Center of Activities of the Mediterranean Action Plan (PBIPAM)
- World Wide Fund for Nature - Mediterranean Initiative (WWF-MedPO)
- ONF International (ONF-l)
- Mediterranean Model Forest Network (MMFN)

More information:

Website: http://www.fao.org/forestry/65365/en/

Contact person: R. Alexander Kastl: Reinhard.Kastl(at)gtz.de

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