What is the role of the CBFP Council?
The CBFP Council will be a platform for promoting effective inter-partner discussion. With its college-based composition, the Council will allow the viewpoints of different groups of partners to be brought together and considered more effectively. This should help promote the convergence of collectively held views on issues of importance to the protection and sustainable management of the forests, including key problems, priorities and efforts to foster concerted action. Moreover, the Council would facilitate more regular follow-up on key issues and discussions.
The Council will meet twice a year (once back-to-back with the annual Meeting of Parties and once in between such meetings), and will also assist the Facilitation in preparing and following up on the annual Meetings of CBFP Parties.
The Council will operate with a high degree of transparency and all CBFP members will be informed of the outcome of all Council meetings.
How is the agenda of the CBFP Council established?
Each college will have the possibility to propose items to be included in the agenda of the Council. Therefore, such items should reflect a significant level of shared interest for the various colleges.
The Facilitation could also propose agenda items and request feedback from the colleges.
When the Council meets outside the annual Meeting of Parties, it is foreseen that it would normally consider an item on the follow-up of the most recent annual Meeting of Parties and the preparations of the next annual Meeting of Parties.
Members of the CBFP Governing Council
### To have the members of the Governing Council, it is the co-leaders of the colleges that are available in the CBFP Architecture Charter.