The GNFT is a body to discuss French guidelines on tropical forests. It brings together representatives from the private sector, NGOs, representatives of civil society, administrations and research organizations. ATIBT participates in its meetings, the last of which took place on February 16th.
Among the important points of these exchanges and the presentations given, we note:
The GNFT is an informal advisory body whose objective is to discuss the French doctrine and guidelines on tropical forests. Created in April 2002, this group is jointly led by representatives of the main ministries concerned. The stakeholders in this group are representatives from the private sector (timber industry, mass distribution, finance), environment and development NGOs, consumer and elected representatives, public administrations, public institutions and organizations of research.