The Forests Dialogue



History: The Forests Dialogue (TFD), formed in 2000, is an outgrowth of dialogues begununder the auspices of the World Bank, World Business Council for SustainableDevelopment, the World Resources Institute and WWF. These dialogues converged tocreate TFD when leaders decided to build an on-going, civil society driven, multistakeholder dialogue platform and process to forge relationships and to spur collaborativeaction on the highest priority issues facing the world’s forests.

Purpose and Mission: To contribute to sustainable land and resource use, the conservationof forests, and improved livelihoods by helping people engage and explore difficult issues,find collaborative solutions, and make positive changes through constructive dialogueprocesses among all key stakeholders, based on mutual trust, enhanced understandingand commitment to change