What we do

The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA) is an organization of national and regional forest and paper industry associations, whose purpose is to

Serve as a forum of global dialogue, coordination and cooperation among forest and paper associations

The ICFPA provides a forum for member association executives to discuss issues of interest to the international forest and paper industry, such as sustainable forestry standards; climate change; and the environmentally preferable nature of forest products. ICFPA activities do not include business promotion.

Represent the global forest and paper industry in international organizations

The ICFPA has consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Develop common positions on issues of mutual interest

ICFPA statements include positions on illegal logging, sustainable forestry management, forest plantations, climate change and sustainability. Policy statements can be found here.

Coordinate action by member associations

The ICFPA holds joint events and communicates common positions at international conferences such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD).