Following two previous GMTs “Scoping” Dialogues that revealed polarized views about GMTs, participants proposed to convene a small information-sharing meeting to elucidate key forest product industry policies and plans as they relate to current and future development of GMTs. In England, 15 participants from civil society organizations, intergovernmental organizations, indigenous peoples’ organizations and the forest products industry convened to discuss these issues. TFD invited the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) and FERN to co-host the meeting. Lead by FPP and FERN, participants developed a draft questionnaire that would list the main questions for the forest products industry. The results of the questionnaire are expected in early 2014.
The summary for the meeting can be downloaded here.