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The montr al process criteria indicators for sustainable forest management

The Montréal Process: Criteria & Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management

Presented by:

Mark Gillis, Canadian Forest Service

On behalf of the Montreal Process Liason Office, April 2005


The mp review of indicators of sfm

The MP Review of Indicators of SFM

  • Presentation Outline –

    • Background:

      • Global Forest Environment

      • International C & I

      • MP actions to date

    • Current Action:

      • The Montreal Process indicator review

      • Opportunities for involvement in review by international experts

    • Future Focus


Global forest environment

Global Forest Environment

  • Pre-1992 to 1980s

    • Public concern over forest management

    • Enhanced awareness and scrutiny

    • Shift toward sustainability

  • Brundtland Commission (1987)

    • “Sustainable Development”

  • Earth Summit (Rio de Janeiro – 1992)

    • Rio Declaration

    • Agenda 21

    • Statement of Forest Principles


International criteria and indicators c i

International Criteria and Indicators (C&I)

  • Nine regional/international processes

    • Involve some 150 countries

    • Common understanding of sustainability

    • Tools to measure sustainability

    • Common rules, while recognizing differences

  • International meetings/workshops

    • ISCI, Helsinki, Aug/96

    • CICI, Guatemala, Feb/03

    • ECCI, Cebu City, Mar/04

    • IPF/IFF/UNFF


Mp reporting schedule milestones

MP Reporting Schedule/Milestones

  • Jun/94 – Working Group formed

  • Feb/95 – Santiago Declaration

  • Feb/97 – Progress Report

  • Oct/97 - First Approximation Report

  • Dec/99 – Forests for the Future + Santiago Declaration, 2nd edition

  • Apr/00 – Year 2000 Progress Report

  • Nov/00 – Technical Notes

  • Jan/01 – Scaling National C&I to Local Level

  • Sep/03 – First Montréal Process Forest Overview Report

  • June/05 - Feb/06 – revision of MP indicators


Current mp action

Current MP Action

  • MPWG to hold side event at UNFF-5 (May/05)

  • MPWG to co-host meeting with MCPFE/ITTO to explore possibilities for common definitions and protocols common to C&I processes (Sep-Oct/05)

  • MPWG review of its indicators of SFM (June/05-Feb/06)


Mp tac indicator review timeline

MP TAC Indicator Review Timeline

  • June 2005 – TAC receives suggestions for international expert involvement in review.

  • Aug 2005 – each MP country submits their suggestions of indicators that require review to TAC.

  • Aug 2005 – TAC proposes list of international experts to MPWG for invitation to participate in TAC meetings.


Mp tac indicator review timeline1

MP TAC Indicator Review Timeline

  • Aug 2005 – TAC convenor sollicites comments from international bodies to add into review process.

  • Sept – Nov 2005:

    - TAC integrates cross reference to other C&I processes into its indicator review.

    - TAC expert meeting(s) to agree on recommendations for indicator revision.

    - TAC reviews outcome against other C&I.


Mp tac indicator review timeline2

MP TAC Indicator Review Timeline

  • Nov – Feb 2006 – TAC solicites feedback from member countries and expert participants.

  • Feb 2006 – TAC submits revised indicators to MP Working Group.

  • Feb – June 2006 – TAC contributes to publication of new MP C&I.


Opportunities for expert involvement in mp indicator review

Opportunities for expert involvement in MP indicator review

  • MP TAC seeking involvement of international experts/organizations to:

    • Provide written comments – Aug/05 & Nov/05 to Jan/06.

    • Volunteer expert participation with TAC at indicator review meeting(s) Oct to Nov/05.

      Please Note: Organizations &/or experts interested to participate are asked to contact either the TAC convenor directly or the MP Liason office by June 2005.


Mp next milestone

MP Next Milestone

  • MPWG to meet again in Feb/06

    - Focus on revised indicators.

    For further contact or information:

    http://www.mpci.org/home_e.html


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