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Journal Article

Journal Article

IUFRO task force Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) for improving access to information on forests  [2000]

Petrokofsky, G.; Reynolds, J.; Paivinen, R.; Saarikko, J.; et al.

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Improving access to forest information was formally recognised as a priority by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 when it stated in Agenda 21, Chapter 40: "Countries and organisations should exploit various initiatives for electronic links to support information sharing, to provide access to databases and other information sources, to facilitate communication for meeting broader objectives, such as the implementation of Agenda 21. The Intergovernmental Panel on Forests in 1997 " emphasised the need to review and improve information systems. Attention should be given to world-wide access to information systems that would encourage effective implementation of national forest programmes, increased private-sector investment efficient development and transfer of appropriate technologies, and improved co-operation". The aim of the Task Force on Global Forest Information Service is to develop a strategy for, and to implement an Internet-based meta-data service that will allow co-ordinated world-wide access to forest information. The resulting service will provide multiple benefits to information users and providers including: faster access to key information sources and improved dissemination and quality of forest-related data and information. This service will provide access to both digital and non-digital information on forest resources, forest policy, criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management, research activit
ies, and other timely and relevant issues.

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Malaysian XXI IUFRO World Congress Organising Committee
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" IUFRO task force Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) for improving access to information on forests "

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Forests and society : the role of research : XXI IUFRO World Congress, 7-12 August 2000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,