Co-Chairs’ Summary: Scoping Dialogue on Genetically-Modified Trees

The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a second exploratory meeting—a “Scoping Dialogue”—of 28 leaders in the forest sector with an interest in the topic of genetically-modified (GM) trees, in Gland, Switzerland, on 17-18 October 2012. This
meeting followed a similar one in New Haven, CT, United States, on 10-11 November 2011. , Participants (Annex 1) represented a diversity of interests, including forest sector corporations, other forest owners, non-government and civil society organisations (including representatives of Indigenous Peoples’ organisations and forest certification schemes), research institutes, and universities.