The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a scoping dialogue on Intensively Managed Planted Forests (IMPF) from 4-5 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa. The dialogue brought together 25 experts from diverse sectors, including civil society organizations, forestry companies, NGOs and research organizations to discuss initiatives and work already underway in relation to IMPF, and how a TFD initiative might complement them.
This second IMPF scoping-dialogue aimed to:
- Explore progress made on IMPF since 2008, in the context of the recommendations of TFD’s 1st IMPF initiative
- Explore the changes in the global context of IMPF and their implications
- Identify current ‘fracture lines’ and work to build a shared understanding of drivers, and a shared vision of, and best practices for, IMPF
This report summarizes the agenda and participants’ perspectives, before outlining in more detail priorities for future dialogue on the topic of plantation forests. It concludes with a discussion of possible next steps, and an examination of principles for a future TFD initiative.