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09/2021: Dr.FOREST research timelier than ever

Dr. FOREST research is in full swing! Though the pandemic caused some delays, the team is confident to be able to publish research results in 2022. The timing could not be better as the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) has announced a new scientific assessment on Forests and Human Health, to be published in March 2023.

Since July 2021, IUFRO has been working on a global scientific assessment on forests and human health in the frame of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)’s Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative.

“The assessment will provide reliable and synthesized scientific information, crucial to efficiently utilize the synergies and achieve optimal trade-offs between human health, and the conservation, restoration, and sustainable management of forest ecosystems, their biodiversity (including wildlife), as well as trees in other land-uses. The report and the accompanying policy brief will also present response options relevant to the policy context at various levels”.

The goal of Dr.FOREST is to work together with local and high-level international stakeholders to inform and exchange about the opportunities and limitations of integrating forest diversity-related risks and benefits into health and biodiversity policies. The Dr.FOREST team is happy to be able to make a contribution to this important assessment.

Find the Concept nota for the assessment here: