Assistance with national planning and capacity building
Cooperating agencies: CBD Secretariat, FAO, GEF, UN-DESA, UNEP, UNFCCC Secretariat, World Bank Group non-UN partners
Development of a strategic framework for action on forests and climate change through the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) to assist countries in using forests to both mitigate the effect of greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to changing climatic conditions that may prove harmful to forests and forest dependent communities;
capacity building in all countries for monitoring, assessing and reporting on forests and land use changes;
establishment a collaborative research network in four countries of Southeast Asia to create new knowledge and alternative options for community-based sustainable forest management.