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Please join us at the UN Forum on Forests in Istanbul for a special preview of a major new forest monitoring partnership: Global Forest Watch.

Global Forest Watch is convened by a broad network of partners, including the World Resources Institute, UNEP, Google, Center for Global Development, University of Maryland, IMAZON, ScanEx, ESRI, OSFAC, Global Forest Watch Canada and others.

UN Forum on Forests 10 Side Event


  • Zulkifli Hasan, Minister of Forestry, Indonesia

  • Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

  • Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations

  • Naoko Ishii, CEO and Chairperson, Global Environment Facility

  • Ibrahim Thiaw, Director, Division of Environmental Policy Implementation, UNEP

  • Nigel Sizer, Director, Global Forests Initiative, World Resources Institute

This event will provide governments and UNFF participants with an exclusive opportunity to provide feedback on this new forest monitoring system as it is being developed.

Register for the UN Forum on Forests here.