The Forests Dialogue produces and publishes a variety of documents - maintained in a comprehensive library below. The majority of TFD publications are developed through TFD’s initiative process, including the following major publication types. In the lead-up to an initiative, a foundational Scoping Paper is produced to provide context for the scoping dialogue. Background Reports that provide stakeholders with relevant location-specific content are created for each subsequent dialogue following the scoping dialogue. At the conclusion of a dialogue, the co-chairs, with help from the TFD secretariat, produce a Co-chairs’ Summary Report that captures the key perspectives, discussions, agreements, and next steps from the dialogue. At the conclusion of an initiative, the Advisory Group, co-chairs, select leaders, and the Secretariat synthesize the initiative’s conclusions into a TFD Review. Additionally, Country Reports that aggregate learnings from a number of country-specific dialogues are typically produced for initiatives that involve numerous country-level dialogues, including TFD’s REDD+ dialogues. TFD also facilitates the production of guides and policy recommendations including a guide to the TFD process, the Land Use Dialogue methodology. These are geared towards practitioners or policy makers and contain actionable steps that stakeholders can take to enact change based on learnings gathered through the TFD process.
Navigate TFD’s extensive publication database using the search function below, or visit specific dialogue or initiative pages to see their associated publications.
Despite decades of work on forest policy, The Forests Dialogue’s (TFD) initiatives continue to face the question: who should own and control forests? Across the world, insecure tenure to land and forests threatens the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the people who depend on them. Resolving tenure can avert conflict, ensure equity, and sustain ecological integrity.
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a field dialogue on Understanding Deforestation-
Free (UDF) in Gabon on 14 – 19 October in Mouila, the capital of Gabon’s Ngounié
Province. The dialogue brought together 58 stakeholders, including international and
Gabon forest sector and commodity supply chain stakeholders from industry, civil society,
The Second meeting of the Ihemi Cluster LUD took place on June 12-15 with an intent to build on the lessons learned and prioritized actions emerging from the first meeting. The dialogue covered three days of field and plenary sessions supported by breakout sessions and group work.
From 21-24 October The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a broad group of
stakeholders in Sykyvkar, Republic of Komi, Russian Federation to discuss how
forests and forest industry contribute to rural livelihoods. Komi provided a local
context for this discussion, which also drew on experience and perspective from New
In order to identify the major challenges and possible solutions, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) SUSTAIN Initiative, the SAGCOT Green Reference Group (GRG), the Ihemi Green Reference Group (IGRG), The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and EcoAgriculture Partners convened a Land Use Dialogue (LUD) in the Ihemi Cluster in Tanzania with the following objectives: