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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. Presentation Outline – Background:

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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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